Bug 21354 - gtv can hang Xserver (4.0)
Summary: gtv can hang Xserver (4.0)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: smpeg
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-26 17:24 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-08 16:49:18 UTC

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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-11-26 17:24:00 UTC
When I open a file that gtv can't open, it will usually either just not
open it or crash, but on some files it will lock up the Xserver. Sometimes
I can still switch away from VT7 and kill gtv.

There's no category for smpeg, but it's closely related to SDL, so I've set
that as the category.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-11-26 21:13:02 UTC
Please attach a sample.

Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-26 22:59:39 UTC
See lab.mov from http://www.zeldman.com/jz_resume4.html (third paragraph, link
says 2 MB QuickTime.)

Trying to play this movie makes the Xserver unresponsive to mouse clicks, though
you can still switch VTs and killall -9 gtv.

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2001-01-22 18:15:51 UTC
gtv don't suppport quicktime format. Please use xanim instead.

Comment 4 Ed McKenzie 2001-01-22 18:29:36 UTC
I was aware that gtv doesn't support quicktime. However, the fact that 

there are so many applications (gtv, dri, xmms, netscape, etc.) that can 

reproducibly hang the Xserver suggests that either all these apps are 

broken, or the XFree 4.x code isn't stable.

In any case, there are better ways to deal with unsupported file formats. :)

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