lightening xubuntu

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Tue Dec 19 15:51:02 UTC 2006


On Tue, 2006-19-12 at 16:06 +0100, Vincent wrote:
>   -s, --stop            Stop playback
> 
> For a list, see exaile --help
> 

gaah.  that was easy!  thanks,
matt

> On 12/19/06, Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>         On Mon, 2006-18-12 at 15:48 +0100, Vincent wrote:
>         > But Exaile ( http://www.exaile.org/) is written in Python
>         and is a bit
>         > slow (though I still use it). On the other hand, it's
>         probably faster
>         > than AmaroK...
>         >
>         
>         does anyone know whether exaile can be automated, whetheri n
>         python or 
>         bash?  I need to call a "exaile --stop-playing" somehow so I
>         can rmmod
>         my sound module before suspending the machine I''m using (the
>         module is
>         buggy).  I can do this with amarok using dcop, but exaile
>         doesn't have 
>         any documented interfacesthat I've yet been able to
>         find.  thanks much!
>         matt
>         
>         
>         > On 12/16/06, Joshua Gardner <mellowcellofellow at gmail.com>
>         wrote: 
>         >         It's not that bad. No Gnome depends. Do sudo dpkg
>         >         -i /path/to/exaile.deb then sudo aptitude fix exaile
>         and you
>         >         are good to go.
>         >
>         >
>         >         -Josh
>         >
>         >         On 12/16/06, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at gmail.com>
>         wrote:
>         >                 Exaile! looks nice but holy
>         dependencies......
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         >                 On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:46:06 -0500 
>         >                 Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>         >
>         >                 > Hey folks,
>         >                 >
>         >                 > On Sat, 2006-16-12 at 10:37 -0700, Joshua
>         Gardner 
>         >                 wrote:
>         >                 > > There's also Exaile!, which isn't in the
>         >                 repositories but there are
>         >                 > > Ubuntu .deb packages available on there
>         website. 
>         >                 (I don't have a
>         >                 > > link right now. If I did I would give it
>         to you. A
>         >                 couple seconds on
>         >                 > > google.com/linux found it for me.)
>         Exaile! is a
>         >                 GTK application
>         >                 > > similar to AmaroK. It's lightweight in
>         RAM and
>         >                 required libraries.
>         >                 > > Try it out.
>         >                 > >
>         >                 > > -Josh
>         >                 > >
>         >                 > > On 12/16/06, Ronnie Whisler
>         <mrwislr at gmail.com>
>         >                 wrote:
>         >                 > >         Use gmusicbrowser for you audio
>         library
>         >                 playback program...
>         >                 > >         its very 
>         >                 > >         like and handles large libraries
>         easily
>         >                 and very fast..
>         >                 > >
>         >                 > >
>         >                 > > 
>         >                 > >         On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:58:29
>         -0400
>         >                 > >         "Cody Somerville" <
>         >                 cody.somerville at gmail.com> wrote:
>         >                 > >
>         >                 > >         > A few tips/ideas for improving
>         >                 performance:
>         >                 > >         >
>         >                 > >         >    1. You might want to look
>         for an 
>         >                 alternative to Amarok
>         >                 > >         > as
>         >                 > >         it is
>         >                 > >         > very heavy and requires kde
>         libs. 
>         >                 >
>         >                 > this is definitely the main concern for my
>         plan -- I
>         >                 agree it's very
>         >                 > heavy.  however I haven't found anything
>         else that's 
>         >                 as user-friendly.
>         >                 > two concerns here:
>         >                 >
>         >                 > 1 -- I need to make this absolutely
>         foolproof or my
>         >                 family will just 
>         >                 > get annoyed with me for futzing with a
>         >                 coputer.  myhtv has worked
>         >                 > great here; edubuntu on the other hand
>         just
>         >                 languishes.  I want to be 
>         >                 > sure spouse & kids can use this in a very
>         intuitive
>         >                 way.
>         >                 > 2 -- I am also buying an ipod (hence
>         option 5 below
>         >                 doesn't work so 
>         >                 > well for me!).  It's important to me that
>         the ipod
>         >                 also works
>         >                 > unproblematically.  anyway I haven't got
>         the ipod
>         >                 yet so I will 
>         >                 > experiment with exaile as soon as it gets
>         >                 here.  will also check out
>         >                 > gmusicbrowser-- that's one I hadn't heard
>         of
>         >                 > 
>         >                 >
>         >                 > >         >    2. If you aren't going to
>         be using
>         >                 the desktop (ie.
>         >                 > >         > icons
>         >                 > >         on the 
>         >                 > >         >    desktop), you could disable
>         >                 xfdesktop.
>         >                 > >         >    3. Try changing your theme
>         to a more
>         >                 light-load theme 
>         >                 > >         > (if applicable). 4. If you
>         have kde and
>         >                 gnome services
>         >                 > >         > enabled
>         >                 > >         at boot 
>         >                 > >         > time, it will add a lot of
>         wait time.
>         >                 > >         >    5. Get a faster computer?
>         >                 > >         >    6. I found 6.06 (Dapper) a
>         bit faster
>         >                 then 6.10 (Edgy)
>         >                 > >         but I can't
>         >                 > >         > say for sure.
>         >                 >
>         >                 > just went through a fair amount of hassle
>         installing 
>         >                 edgy, think I'll
>         >                 > stay with that for now.
>         >                 > >         >    7. Ensure the xfce4
>         compositor is
>         >                 disabled (most likely 
>         >                 > >         is if you
>         >                 > >         >    didn't enable it)
>         >                 > >         >    8. Remove any
>         unnecessary  panels or
>         >                 panel 
>         >                 > >
>         >    plugins/launchers/objects/etc.
>         >                 > >         >
>         >                 >
>         >                 > will do
>         >                 > >         > Hope that helps, 
>         >                 > >         >
>         >                 >
>         >                 > thanks!
>         >                 > matt
>         >                 >
>         >                 >
>         >
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