If x10mp3 isn't working, try launching it from the command line
and see if any error messages appear on the console.
x10mp3 doesn't work, what's wrong? (linux)
The most common problem encountered with x10mp3 is port permissions.
The user running XMMS must have read and write permissions for the port
in question. As root, do a "chmod a+rw /dev/ttyS?" where '?' is your port
(0 for Com1, 1 for Com2) and try again. Of course, you'd know this already if you read the README, right?
Over 1000 people have downloaded x10mp3 with out issue, but if you think
there is a problem with the application, please submit a bug report.
While in theory this should work, sometimes it doesn't. Issuing a command
to the Firecracker using Bottlerocket can lock up a system. I have had this
happen several times, but always when Bottlerocket was called from a cron job.
The exact cause of this problem is unknown, so it is best to use a seperate port
for each if possible.
Can I use a Firecracker and an Mp3Remote receiver on the same
No. x10mp3 will only work with X10's Mp3Remote.
Will x10mp3 work with X10's MouseRemote?
The MouseRemote and Mp3Remote each are really two devices: the remote control unit
and the receiver which attaches to your PC's serial port. While the receivers for both
remote control units attach to the serial port, the underlying interface is not the same.
The Mp3Remote uses the serial port exclusively, so any data coming in /dev/ttyS? must be
an Mp3Remote command. The MouseRemote shares the serial port with a mouse, so incoming
data could be mouse movement or a MouseRemote command. The x10mp3 software is not capable
of distinguishing between the two.
No. Linux users try xtend.
Can you write a daemon to launch xmms when I press the PC or Power button?
Not at the moment, because there is already a separate plug-in for MouseRemote called
xmms-mr. Also, I don't have a MouseRemote so
I couldn't do any testing.
Are there any plans to make x10mp3 work with MouseRemote?
If anyone wants to submit a patch though, I'd happily merge it into the
This feature is being developed and will be included in the next release.
Can I select play-lists using the number keys on the Mp3Remote?
See the Developer's Page
What new features are planned? How do I help?