Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505418
Xine and Mplayer Crash X immediately
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:54:38 EDT
Created attachment 347469 [details]
Xorg log from crash
Description of problem:
X windows system crashes when I try to run xine or mplayer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open terminal
2. type xine or mplayer
3. hit enter
Xine or Mplayer should open.
The mouse can move, but nothing is responsive. Can't switch consoles or kill X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. Can log in with ssh, but attempts to restart X fail, and the only option (so far) is to reboot.
VLC seems to work fine.
After logging in via ssh, top doesn't show any resource-hogging processes. The crash doesn't seem to create any Xorg.0.log entries, but I'll post my log just in case I missed them.
Let me know if I can provide any other helpful details.
I've just discovered that trying to launch Xsane on my system also produces the same hard lock on the X server.
Created attachment 347855 [details]
output of strace on xsane leading up to the crash
Some other things I probably should have included in the original report:
1) My video card is an Intel 82Q963/965
2) I'm not using an Xorg.conf other than what's automatically generated.
3) The problem occurs regardless of whether I'm using compiz.
4) The freeze happens with Xine as soon as it starts, but for mplayer I have to attempt to load a video. For Xsane, I have to pick a scanning device first.
Perhaps most importantly, I've just discovered that disabling kernel modesetting at startup with the "nomodeset" command resolves the problem. For Xine and Mplayer, the freezes come back when modesetting is enabled again, but so far Xsane seems to be permanently fixed.
This probably needs to be switched to the xorg-x11-drv-intel component.
I don't see any crash in the backtrace, Could we get also /var/log/dmesg from crashing session to see whether there isn't any kernel issue, please?
Thank you very much.
Created attachment 348538 [details]
/var/log/dmesg from a crashing session
Sure, here it is. I watched it from a remote terminal with tail -f /var/log/dmesg but no new messages were produced during the crash.
Also, since Xsane now functions normally, I had to use Xine instead.
Thanks for the help!
"Me too", exact same problem, but using Intel 82G33/G31 video. Mplayer locks X, can't switch consoles, can't do a shutdown via ACPI power button. (Remote login to initiate shutdown works). Adding "nomodeset" parameter to kernel commandline appears to fix the issue.
Adding "nomodeset" has also cured another very annoying issue for me: I was unable to make any changes to Keyboard Shortcuts in GNOME, because because gnome-settings-daemon refused to start. It fails with an assertion related to function gnome_rr_config_new_current(), digging into its source code, this appears to be related to the xrandr extension.
Me too, however, only the nomodeset fix has stopped working for me. I believe that it was after the mesa 7.6 update. If I use nomodeset, then graphics are all messed up until I log out, whereupon I see a brief clear image of my background. With mode setting X still hangs when watching a video. Intel Q965 graphics.
Some additional info:
playing a video from Gnome (Applications/Sound & Video/GNOME Mplayer) using gnome-mplayer works as long as I don't click in the gmplayer window (this includes trying to select anything in the menu bar). Click=freeze! Fully reproducible each time. If I don't touch anything within mplayer during playback everything is ok (no freeze). I can also select any other window (like firefox) to get the focus. Mplayer then keeps playing.
Concerning my graphics card:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
To further add info to comment #9: Fedora 11 32-bit is used.
additional info. Mplayer works using the Opengl video output format.
mplayer -zoom -vo gl <file>
X11 mode is broken.
mplayer-1.0-0.109.20090329svn.fc11.i586 (not in Fedora repo. I know...)
Same problem, Intel 82G965. Extremely frustrating.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Me too, however, only the nomodeset fix has stopped working for me. I believe
> that it was after the mesa 7.6 update. If I use nomodeset, then graphics are
> all messed up until I log out, whereupon I see a brief clear image of my
> background. With mode setting X still hangs when watching a video. Intel Q965
reverting to Mesa 7.5 fixed this for me.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
I can report that the problem still exists on F11 with all (stable) updates. Executing mplayer still freezes X. The only packages offered by updates-testing are ffmpeg/vlc/devede (from rpmfusion-free-updates-testing), and I doubt that they will help against this problem.
I fully concur with comment #16. Status is still in all respects the same.
Same here. I don't see any differences from when I first encountered this. Let me know if there is more info I can get you.
It seems a problem of Intel graphics driver. I had same problem until using nomodeset parameter.
Also, while having problems in old setting, I could run MPlayer over a VNC session - that pointed me it should be driver related.
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