Linux + Amarok 1.4 : Setting up proxy configuration

If you access the internet through a proxy, you need to set up Amarok to use it to enjoy some of its amazing features such as automatic downloading of CD covers or fetching of the lyrics of the song you’re listenning to. Amarok is really a great media player. if you don’t know it you should definitely give it a try !

Setting up proxy parameters for Amarok 1.4 could be a little confusing if you don’t use the full KDE environment. In this post, I’ll explain how to manually edit KDE configuration files to fix proxy settings.

KDE’s proxy configuration is in the ${HOME}/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc file. Just add or modify the following section :

[Proxy Settings]
Proxy Config Script=

Obviously you’ll need to set the right parameters for your network environment. Restart Amarok and you should be good.

Sources & links :

  1. Proxy setting for amarok in Gnome
  2. Amarok’s website

2 thoughts on “Linux + Amarok 1.4 : Setting up proxy configuration”

  1. Thanks a lot!
    You can update the title. This works with Amarok 2.4.3 too.
    Using Gnome3 on Fedora15.

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