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Old 25th December 2011, 06:36 PM
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VLC crashes Gnome on F16

I have a recently installed version of Fedora 16 on my Laptop.

VLC ran fine, until I installed xorg-x11-drv-catalyst for my ATI Radeon graphics card to work with one of the Humble Indie Bundle games.

After installing that, playing any movie file in VLC (including OGG, such as: big_buck_bunny_720p_stereo.ogg ) crashed not only VLC but also X/Gnome, and I found myself logged out.

The output of VLC during such a crash is as follows:

Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
[0x1e45120] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to u
se vlc without interface.
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")

(process:4759): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
TagLib: Vorbis::File::read() - Could not find the Vorbis comment header.
TagLib: Vorbis::File::read() - Could not find the Vorbis comment header.
xdg-screensaver: Window 0x01800067 does not exist
[0x7fa9300014b0] xcb_xv generic error: X server failure
vlc: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.
I found a bug about a similar problem on Ubuntu: VLC Crashes X when playing an FLV file

As described in that bug, changing the video output to X11 Video output (XCB) fixed the crashing problem, but I stil have some screen instability for a little while after closing VLC (flashing white areas).

So I have fixed it (the crashing at least) with a workaround. But there's a bug somewhere. Is it a VLC bug or a Gnome 3 bug? Or both or something else?
Otto - 7is7.com
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Old 31st December 2011, 12:39 AM
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Re: VLC crashes Gnome on F16

After installing vlc-1.1.12-1.fc16.x86_64.rpm from rpmfusion-free, I could not find it among the applications and starting it from the command line did not open a gui interface. It would play a video file though if I ran it thus: $ vlc myvideofile.mp4

I could not find the solution to the problem with vlc from rpmfusion-free, so I uninstalled vlc, enabled rpmfusion-free-updates-testing and installed vlc-1.1.13-2.fc16.x86_64 from there. Works fine now.
Fedora 19 Gnome on a ThinkPad X220, i5-2540M CPU, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel N 6205 wireless, and Sierra Wireless 754S Mobile Hotspot (AT&T)
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