Caja No Sound Preview

I have EOS installed with the Mate desktop. The issue is that when using Caja, it will not preview any sound files even though the file has the arrow when the mouse is hovered over the file. My speakers work on my laptop and I can play audio and video and sounds are present. I have searched but can not find a way to correct this. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  Host: EndeavourOS Kernel: 5.15.48-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.1.0 Desktop: MATE v: 1.26.0 info: mate-panel wm: marco v: 1.26.0
    vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.30.0 Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 11433FU v: ThinkPad E520
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 11433FU serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8HET30WW(1.12) date: 05/19/2011
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 57.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 57.2/71.3 Wh (80.2%)
    volts: 12.5 min: 10.8 model: SANYO LNV-42T4763 type: Li-ion serial: 1
    status: full
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M187
    serial: 4019-03-e8-c0-b4 charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
    status: discharging
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core i5-2410M bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    smt: enabled arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 810 high: 848 min/max: 800/2900 cores: 1: 848 2: 798
    3: 798 4: 798 bogomips: 18356
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen6 ports: active: LVDS-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0116
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Acer Lenovo Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.5:3 chip-ID: 5986:03b3 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
    compositor: marco v: 1.26.0 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS1 model: LG Display 0x02e3 res: 1366x768
    hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48") diag: 395mm (15.5")
    modes: 1366x768
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2)
    v: 3.3 Mesa 22.1.2 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.48-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: f0:de:f1:68:55:3b
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0084
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 8c:a9:82:be:b9:5e
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM2045B (BDC-2.1) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 2-1.4:5 chip-ID: 0a5c:217f class-ID: fe01 serial: CC52AF82CF87
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: disabled
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 8.94 GiB (1.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM021-1KJ152 size: 465.76 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: W62D0BQ8 rev: SDM1 scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / size: 45.41 GiB used: 8.94 GiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
  Processes: 168 Uptime: 1h 2m wakeups: 10 Memory: 7.68 GiB
  used: 1.34 GiB (17.4%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 978 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: lxterminal inxi: 3.3.18

What shows, when you start caja from the command line?

Can you post the output here?

Also, the Mate DE does not require Caja in and of itself. You could just remove caja and install a different file-manager instead.

When started from the command line, Caja opens “normally” just like if I would have opened it from the panel icon and there is no ouput in terminal. I know I dont need Mate for Caja but I do like a few other things that Mate brings along with it.

… not the whole DE.

Just checking: do you have gstreamer installed?

gstreamer-1.20.3-1 is up to date

What says:
pacman -Ss gst-plugins | grep installed

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extra/gst-plugins-bad 1.20.3-1 [installed]
extra/gst-plugins-bad-libs 1.20.3-1 [installed]
extra/gst-plugins-base-libs 1.20.3-1 [installed]
extra/gst-plugins-ugly 1.20.3-1 [installed]

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Install the rest of them as well:


Perhaps a reboot and then check.


That did the trick, many thanks! :smiley:

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That’s great, you are welcome!


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