libkarma crashes Amarok

Andy Kelk andy at
Tue Nov 14 08:40:23 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 20:50, Ned Wolpert wrote:
> I may be confused on where the problem is too... I can mount the karma (via
> omfs) just fine, but I'm not sure how to verify libkarma other then using
> their riocp tool.  When Amarok crashes, its hard for me to tell where the
> problem is.  In the tools that come with libkarma, they give the 'no
> properties' warning too... but again, they may simply not be working right.
> (Though Amarok problably shouldn't just crash when the problem occurred,
> but that's secondary for me. :-)

The problem seems to be when reading files from the device rather than when 
writing, so the riocp tool probably isn't much help.

There aren't many tools included with libkarma, certainly nothing such as the 
mtp-files/mtp-detect tool. The only one I can think of is the lkarmafs 
project which creates a fuse-based filesystem for the karma.

That said, I *think* that the crash might happen when reading a playlist. (and 
lkarmafs doesn't show playlists, AFAIK). So you *could* try deleting 
playlists from the device (assuming you have some and that you don't want 
them !).

> I was hoping to hear what versions of the software other people who have
> the Karma were using.  I'll follow up with the libkarma group to verify
> that I've got everything installed correctly.  Thanks

FWIW, I've tried my Karma with Amarok (SVN) using libkarma 0.0.5 and 0.0.6 
with omfs 0.6.1 and 0.7.2 and it works ok.


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