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Not sure what I've done, but when I click the Banshee icon in the menu, the starting Banshee button appears for a few seconds in the taskbar at the bottom, then disappears.

I'm running 10.04 lucid by the way.

If I try to start it using the command line, I just get a blinking cursor.

I can start it as root, but it advises me to move my music to root's home directory, but I don't want to run it as root anyway.

I've tried re-installing, upgrading to a newer version, reverting back to an older version etc, all to no avail. I've tried deleting all the config files etc, but nothing works.

If I log in as another user it works, so I know it's something in the config, but I just can't work out what.

Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance

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One way to solve the problem is to delete the banshee config file and folder. This would DELETE all your personal settings and playlist, restart the bansee. – Amey Jah Dec 18 '12 at 6:03
If you run banshee --debug from the terminal, it should give more useful output, which might contain a clue about the problem. – Michael Martin-Smucker Dec 18 '12 at 12:45
Tried debug, and this is what it says: – Geoff Cooper Dec 18 '12 at 14:27
geoff@Qube:~$ banshee --debug ** Running Mono with --debug ** [1 Debug 15:03:34.257] Bus.Session.RequestName ('org.bansheeproject.Banshee') replied with InQueue this is followed by a blinking cursor. – Geoff Cooper Dec 18 '12 at 14:27

Here is two step workouts to this...

Go to your home folder, hit Ctrl+h to view dotted (hidden) files.
Alternatively go to menu >> View >> Show hidden files

Then search for the folder .config open it and search for .banshee Delete the folder .banshee

Then throw up the terminal : Ctrl+Alt+t issue these commands one by one

sudo apt-get purge banshee
sudo apt-get remove banshee
sudo apt-get install banshee
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Thanks for your prompt reply, unfortunately it didn't work. – Geoff Cooper Dec 18 '12 at 13:02
this boggs me lil'bit.. clearing the folder from .config and re installing the applications always works ! – Z9iT Dec 19 '12 at 16:20
It boggs me too @Z9iT I've tried all of the suggestions listed above and none of them work. I've tried running it with the --debug option and posted the results above but so far no reply. Thanks anyway. – Geoff Cooper Dec 19 '12 at 19:15

If you want to remove an app totally, including its configuration files, here is the command that you may use in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t):

sudo apt-get purge banshee

Then you can try reinstalling Banshee, from the Ubuntu Software Center for instance.

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