View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't set up mpd correctly...

December 9th, 2009, 06:09 PM
I'd like to use MPD + sonata on my laptop but I can't seem to set it up correctly. Sonata doesn't see the library I set on the .conf file.

I couldn't find a 'how to' for Karmic out there. Is there anything of the sorts that describes how to do it for beginners..?


December 11th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Could you post your .mpdconf file and the mpd.log file?
That might help.
Also can you connect to mpd via a client? See if you can connect via Firefox's Music Player Minion plugin. That'll at least give us a start.

I don't know anything about getting it to work with sonata but I've gotten mpd to work on my local computer. I can't get music to be heard on a remote one :(

December 11th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Hi,I'm having the same problem. I tried with Sonata first but it doesn't seem to even tell you if you are connected to mpd, so then I installed GMPC. That said it was connected to MPD but I still cannot see the library.

I'm new to linux so I could be missing something obvious.

My music is in the home/user/music directory.
mpd.conf is setup like this

music_directory "~/music" *** have I got this wrong?
playlist_directory "/var/lib/mpd/playlists"
db_file "/var/lib/mpd/tag_cache"
log_file "/var/log/mpd/mpd.log"
pid_file "/var/run/mpd/pid"
state_file "/var/lib/mpd/state"

I can see the state and tag_cache files in the /var/lib/mpd folder.

Pott, I hope you don't mind me hijacking this thread but we seem to have the same problem so may need the same solution.


December 11th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Have you guys created your database ?

mpd --create-db

MPD needs to be running before you start Sonata, this shouldn't be a problem because it should install as a daemon. If MPD is running ok it should show this:

$ mpd
listen: Failed to listen on any (line 65): Address already in use

December 11th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Hi Raffles,

Thanks. Where do I issue those commands from? Just..

or do I have to go into another directory?

Sorry, I really am new to linux