Lubuntu can't automatically open a CD and play it in Gnome-Mplayer

Bug #1052177 reported by John Hupp
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gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

With Gnome Mplayer, the inelegant CD-playing process goes this way: Insert CD, the popup with "Removable medium is inserted - Type of medium: audio CD - Please select the action you want to perform" appears, select Gnome Player in the popup. The program opens, but then generates a crash error before any user action occurs. But after closing the error window, the Mplayer window still seems responsive, and it appears that one would play a CD after choosing the menu item Services: Play CD, but in this post-crash instance nothing happened.

Obviously the crashing is a serious problem, but I assume that bug is already filed. What I am pointing out here is that even if there were no crash, it appears that the player doesn't follow a Lubuntu command to play the audio CD.

By way of contrast, in Edubuntu, one inserts a CD, chooses Rhythmbox from the popup, the app opens, constructs the playlist and begins playing. In short, once you have told it to play a CD with Rhythmbox, it does so.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-mplayer 1.0.5-1 [modified: usr/share/applications/gnome-mplayer.desktop]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-30.48-generic 3.2.27
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-30-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 17 16:28:39 2012
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no username)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-mplayer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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John Hupp (john.hupp) wrote :
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Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

What do you mean by "… it appears that the player doesn't follow a Lubuntu command to play the audio CD."?

Changed in gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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John Hupp (john.hupp) wrote : Re: [Bug 1052177] Re: Lubuntu can't automatically open a CD and play it in Gnome-Mplayer

I'm not a developer, but I'm imagining that the Lubuntu component that
starts the player does so with a command argument, or the passing of a
variable, or some such mechanism that should cause the player not merely
to start, but to start-and-then-play-the-audio-CD.

On 9/19/2012 6:03 PM, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:
> What do you mean by "… it appears that the player doesn't follow a
> Lubuntu command to play the audio CD."?
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

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Kevin DeKorte (kdekorte-gmail) wrote :

Is there anything your your $HOME/.xsession-errors file when this error occurs?

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John Hupp (john.hupp) wrote :

No, there are no errors there from the time of the player error. The
only errors were written there at boot-time, and I copy those here just
in case they matter:

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1777): GLib-CRITICAL **:
g_variant_new_string: assertion `string != NULL' failed

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1777): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **:
Failed to register client:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon
** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1777): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **:
Couldn't open user icon: Failed to open file '/home/pop/.face': No such
file or directory

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1777): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **:
Couldn't open user icon: Failed to open file '/home/john/.face': No such
file or directory

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1777): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **:
Couldn't open user icon: Failed to open file '/home/jdh/.face': No such
file or directory

On 9/21/2012 10:03 AM, Kevin DeKorte wrote:
> Is there anything your your $HOME/.xsession-errors file when this error
> occurs?
>

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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