I have e17 installed (from synaptic) on my updated (as of 1/4/09) pclos2009/KDE3 system. When I'm in e17, I can access all of my KDE programs...except Amarok. I did manage to 'open' Amarok the first time I tried, but when I closed it and tried to re-open...no dice; clicking the icon in ibar does nothing, run command does nothing, clicking from menu does nothing.
I tried the e17 native "emphasis player" but can't populate it with my music collection, it just says it's not connected to MPD (?). <---(could be a missing dependancy, Music Player Daemon?)
OK, then I remembered exaile, which is much like Amarok but lighter. While still in e17, I fired up synaptic and installed exaile with all dependencies. I clicked exaile from the menu and it opened right up. Yes!! Populated it with my music collection (which resides on it's own partition), added the exaile icon/program to my ibar, and listened to my music for 2 hours before closing it down. Well, before I left e17, I tried to re-open exaile and guess what? It wouldn't open from the ibar, menu, or run command...nothing...nada...zilch. I aso tried from a terminal, and it responded with something to the effect that "Generic Enlightenment Player not available on screen :0" 3 times!
I left e17 and went back to my KDE desktop and exaile played without fail. By this time it was 4am so I shut down the puter and went to bed. This morning I logged into e17 and started exaile from the ibar...it worked! Listened to it for about 10 minutes, minimized to the shelf while surfing firefox. When I clicked to bring it back up on the screen, it just disappeared and I couldn't get it back.
Please, can anyone help? I love e17, but I love my music more. TIA