MPlayer Does Not Start From Desktop

Harold Aling h.aling at
Wed Mar 7 13:22:41 CET 2007

Gerard Seibert wrote:
> FreeBSD-6.2
> Xfce-4.4.0 (Xfce 4.4)
> Scenario:
> 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.
Did you try to run 'gmplayer' from the command line? If not, please do 
so and report back if gmplayer started successfully...

If gmplayer failed start, it might be a problem within FreeBSD and may 
not have anything to do with Xfce...


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