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Re: Help for a clueless audio-idiot!

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 00:19:52 +0200
Lubomir Sedlacik <> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 02:59:41PM -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:
> > All I want to do is to take an MP3 file that sits on my hard drive
> > and play it through a set of speakers (or headphones) connected to
> > the back panel.  Should be easy, right?
> > 
> > So, I hook up the speakers and run audioplay.  Nothing happens.
> audioplay(1) doesn't decode MP3.  You need something from pkgsrc to
> play MP3 files.  E.g., audio/mad123 or audio/mpg123, if you want
> something simple for a command line.
or xmms under X, but you may need to put

        export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1

in your environment with xorg.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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