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How to set a proxy for Amarok while using it in Gnome? [Linux]

By on October 24th, 2009 
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amarok logoThe new Amarok 2.0 series does not have an interface in the settings panel where you can set a proxy for enabling internet access to Amarok. This might be the case if you access internet using a Proxy. If you are in KDE then you can set a system wide proxy which Amarok can use, but if you are using only GNOME you need to check out this tip in order to set a proxy for Amarok while using it in GNOME.

Step 1: While you are in GNOME, navigate to the folder .kde/share/config located inside your home directory. Please note that the kde directory is a hidden directory (so the dot in front of it's name). Check this article if you want to know how to show hidden files in Linux.

Step 2: Inside the .kde/share/config folder, there is a file named kioslaverc. You have to edit this. In short, just enter the following command in a terminal:

gedit ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc

or

nano ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc

Step 3: Now append the following to the contents of that file:

[Proxy Settings][$i]
ProxyType=1
httpProxy=http://username:password@proxyserver:port/
httpsProxy=http://username:password@proxyserver:port/
ftpProxy=http://username:password@proxyserver:port/

Step 4: Now save the file and restart Amarok to reload the new settings. You can check this screen shot below:

amarok gnome proxy

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How to set a proxy for Amarok while using it in Gnome? [Linux] was originally published on Digitizor.com on October 24, 2009 - 11:42 am (Indian Standard Time)