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I am a long time user of Ubuntu and using banshee and/or rhythmbox for listening to internet radio.

Since my upgrade to 13.04, neither banshee nor rhythmbox are able to play internet radio as a normal user. Banshee with status "idle", rhythmbox with status "paused".

Logging in as root, however, there's no problem.

Could it be a permission problem for a device? A socket perhaps? I can't identify a device or socket however, using lsof or looking in /proc/PID/fd.

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1. Are you able to play a local file with those two programs? 2. Do any errors show if you run them from the command line? –  ssweeny Jul 9 '13 at 3:55

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