The audacious’ problem “playlist_entry_get_filename assertion failed”

I’m very fond of audacious player (audacious2 to be precise) – light-weight, fast, and follows the WinAmp (2) path. Neat 🙂

Few days ago I’ve got the following error message on audacious start-up:

** (audacious2:2348): CRITICAL **: playlist_entry_get_filename: assertion `entry != NULL' failed
Segmentation fault

Reinstallation and re-configuration didn’t help; but the fix is quite trivial:

  • Start the audacious as root: $ sudo audacious2 ; this should work just fine, unlike when starting as normal user.
  • Add anything to the playlist, just so it’s not empty.
  • Close the player.
  • Now start the player as normal user; all should work now.

That’s it. Hope this helps!

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