Introduction to XMMS

XMMS is an audio player for the X Window System.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

XMMS Dependencies




ALSA-1.0.13, EsounD-0.2.36, libvorbis-1.1.2 and libmikmod-3.1.11

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/XMMS

Installation of XMMS

Install XMMS by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../xmms-1.2.10-gcc4-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/xmms-1.2.10 &&
install -v -m644 FAQ README /usr/share/doc/xmms-1.2.10

Configuring XMMS

Config Files


Configuration Information

When you start xmms for the first time, you can configure it with CTRL+P. Note that you can extend XMMS' functionality with plugins and skins. You can find these at http://xmms.org.


Installed Programs: xmms, xmms-config, and wmxmms
Installed Libraries: libxmms.{so,a} and numerous input, output, effects, and general plugins
Installed Directories: /usr/include/xmms, /usr/lib/xmms, /usr/share/xmms and /usr/share/doc/xmms-1.2.10

Short Descriptions


(an acronym for X MultiMedia System) is a program comparable in function with WinAMP. Its main function is playing audio files like WAV and MP3. It can be extended with plugins to play a number of other audio or video formats. Its look can be customized with WinAMP style skins.


is used by other programs which need to link with xmms to retrieve the library and include paths.


is a dock applet for the Window Maker window manager. From the applet you can start and control xmms.


contains graphics and playback functions used by xmms. These functions can also be utilized by other packages.

Last updated on 2006-06-21 11:26:07 -0500