Amarok freezes on start up

Bug #1393074 reported by Rene Horn on 2014-11-15
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Bug Description

Amarok completely freezes on me on start up. I had deleted all my settings for Amarok in ~/.kde/share/config/ and the directory ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok thinking that maybe it had something to do with my settings, but it's still just staying frozen when I try to start it up. Even after an hour, it still stays frozen.

This is on 14.10.

amarok:
  Installed: 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu4 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: amarok 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Nov 15 15:02:22 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-15 (245 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: amarok
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-10-25 (21 days ago)

Rene Horn (the-rhorn) wrote :
Myriam Schweingruber (myriam) wrote :

Please start Amarok in a konsole with these arguments:

amarok -d --nofork

and check the error messages.

I suspect it is a well-known bug in the 2.8 version with the analyzer applet (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=327150), if yes, here is the workaround:
disable the analyzer applet by editing ~/.kde/share/config/amarok_homerc and removing it from the plugins list

Also please file Amarok bugs downstream in http://bugs.kde.org, as for all other KDE packages

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