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Old Jimma
November 29th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Y'all Ubuntu Community!

Once in a while I try to start Amarok, and it just wont start.

Then, I look in System > administration > System Monitor > Processes, and it shows that I have either a sleeping or Zombie Amarok process.

When I kill the sleeping or Zombie process, I'm then able to start Amarok...

How do I avoid having a sleeping or Zombie Amarok process???

Have in Zombie worries me. If you've ever seen Night of the Living Dead (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2956447426428748010#) you'd understand why.

Thank you,
Phil Smith
Duluthistan, GA

TeoBigusGeekus
November 30th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Launch it from terminal and post any error messages.

Old Jimma
November 30th, 2010, 01:06 AM
It says, "Amarok aleardy running!"

Jetso
November 30th, 2010, 01:11 AM
What about
sudo killall amarok & sudo killall <whatever the zombie amarok process is exactly called.> && amarok
Just replace <> with what it says. This might provide the output TBG is looking for.

P.S. I saw the night of the living dead joke. I laughed pretty hard.

TeoBigusGeekus
November 30th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Have you by mistake added it to your startup apps, you know, by saving current session or something?

mc4man
November 30th, 2010, 01:27 AM
It's likely amarok (amarok2 ..?) is not shutting down cleanly. There was an issue early in lucid where this was caused by a failure to complete parsing the music collection or folder(s) containing.

You could try closing out amarok (from sys monitor if need be), installing this package, then try a couple of open and close cycles to see if amarok completely quits.


sudo apt-get install mysql-server-core-5.1

I believe that's all you need vs installing mysql-server-5.1 itself

orig. bug report
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/amarok/+bug/523269

Old Jimma
November 30th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Hi Mc4man:

Your solution seemed to work....

However, I had trouble installing mysql-server-core-5.1 for some reason.

It got stuck and I had to reboot. Then tried to install using synaptic. Synaptic provided code to correct the hung install, then I installed mysql-server-core-5.1.

Amarok seems to be saved from the Zombies now thanks to you Mc4Man!
Many thanks!
Phil Smith
Duluthistan, GA