Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 30th January 2012, 05:25 PM
varpa Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 9
linuxfirefox
F16 - video playing crashes X windows

Ever since upgrading to F16 I cannot play videos (with xine, vlc, DragonPlayer ...) without getting a X window crash. For xine X windows will crash just by starting xine. With vlc, the program will start but crashes when you load a video (but you can play mp3's). By crash I mean the screen goes black and X windows restarts and I get the gdm login box again.

I have an ATI RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] video card using the fglrx driver with Cataylst version 11.11 The problem has persisted through several kernel upgrades (currently running 3.2.2-1.fc16.x86_64).

Other details:
o youtube videos play fine
o can use xine, vlc etc inside a vncviewer window (connected to same machine) - I know that the graphics capability using vnc is reduced compared to a regular desktop and apparently this is avoids the bug.
o crashes happen in all window managers I've tried: KDE, gnome3, LXDE
o crashes occurs whether or not the "Tear Free Desktop" Catalyst option is enabled.

Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31st January 2012, 07:03 PM
varpa Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 9
linuxfirefox
Re: F16 - video playing crashes X windows

Got the answer on another forum: Configure your video players to use GL output instead of Xv. This is a known bug with fglrx and 1.10/1.11 X servers

However, it was difficult to reconfigure xine because its gui menu to select the video driver hangs xine (and nearly locks up the whole session) when you try to scroll the menu, after which you must kill xine. I had to change xine's driver by editing ~/.xine/config directly, which worked.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 3rd May 2012, 07:21 AM
Mark1234 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
linuxfirefox
Re: F16 - video playing crashes X windows

OMG ..... you hit the nail on the head. I just upgraded to f16 KDE, and it took me 4 days to get around to fixing the video playback. Video playbeck would crash my X from vlc and dragon, but changing video output to glx fixed my problem.

.........Just a note, I have a Nvidia gt9400 video card, but with this install I did not install the Nvidia drivers





.... I use Fedora 16 KDE 64bit


Thanks a lot!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4th May 2012, 10:46 AM
george_toolan Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,078
linuxfirefox
Re: F16 - video playing crashes X windows

Note: this ATI bug is fixed since Catalyst 12.2
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 6th May 2012, 05:54 AM
Mark1234 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
linuxfirefox
Re: F16 - video playing crashes X windows

.... maybe ATI, but Nvidia?

Nvidia is the way better choice. There tech support take us a lot more seriously.......
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crashes, f16, playing, video, vlc, windows, x crash, xine

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sound & video messed up while playing local video. kevross_33 Using Fedora 2 3rd September 2009 12:47 PM
Playing DVB locks cpu + crashes fglrx on X86_64 Ximeon Using Fedora 0 1st March 2009 02:18 AM
playing video in F8 focus_water Using Fedora 7 11th December 2007 08:53 AM
x crashes when playing avi file with ati x1600 leigh123linux Using Fedora 0 16th October 2006 01:13 PM
Kaffiene crashes on playing a wmv file buchalkalan Using Fedora 3 21st May 2005 07:19 AM


Current GMT-time: 23:05 (Wednesday, 26-11-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat
Santa Quiteria Photos on Instagram - Derry Travel Photos - Sao Lourenco do Sul