My favourite music client on my linux PC is Music Player Daemon (to be referred to as MPD from this point on) but I did have some trouble getting it working properly on Solus so this is just a quick guide to assist you.
Note that this is not a guide in configuring MPD with a client, it is to show you how to get the service started on Solus (I cannot say if this will work in other distros as I have not tested it).
First thing you will need to do is note the location of your mpd.conf file, I have mine located in:
Now we need to edit the mpd.service file to point to your config file. To to this open a terminal window and enter:
sudo nano /usr/lib/systemd/user/mpd.service
Look for the ExecStart line and change as follows:
Before > ExecStart=/usr/bin/mpd –no-daemon
After > ExecStart=/usr/bin/mpd –no-daemon /home/paul/.mpd /mpd.conf
Now reload the systemd user daemon
systemctl –user daemon-reload
Now start the MPD service
systemctl –user start mpd.service
systemctl –user enable mpd.service
That’s it, you should now be able to use MPD to listen to music.