MPlayer Does Not Start From Desktop

Gerard Seibert gerard at
Wed Mar 7 12:51:02 CET 2007

Xfce-4.4.0 (Xfce 4.4)


Right Click Desktop
Click <Multimedia>
Click <MPlayer>

At that point an error message is displayed:

	[ws] Shared Memory Extension Error

I can run mplayer fine if I start it from a terminal but not from the
desktop. I have tried Googling for a solution; however, I have not been
able to ascertain a viable one.


I have had my television aerials removed.  It's the moral equivalent
of a prostate operation.

	Malcolm Muggeridge
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