Description of problem:When I connect external monitor to the laptop and start a video playback (totem or gnome-mplayer) and then try to make the video fullscreen the picture freezes, sometimes I am able to move the mouse, sometimes even the pointer does not responds. I cannot then switch to VT to try and see the logs, the only way to continue is to reset the machine.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect external monitor and activate it in non-mirrored mode from the monitor configuration (LVDS might be off or on, it does not matter)
2. play a video with Video overlay output
3. make the video fullscreen (with totem it takes 2 tries sometimes, so make it full screen then back to normal and then again fullscreen), with mplayer it freezes from the first try
The picture freezes and X stops responding
Normal playback on external monitor
I have followed some threads on Xvideo issues on intel hardware and added Tiling -> False option (the hardware is X3100/965) - it does not seem to have any effect on this issue. It only appears when I use external monitor (22inches samsung - 1650x1200), when I use LVDS output it plays okay always. I use the external monitor mainly for video playback and this is a show stopper really.
I am not sure how to collect logs as switching to VT does not work when this happens and I have to reset the laptop by pressing powerbutton and holding it until the machine stops.
This is lspci:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
Dupe of bug 499895 ?
Yes, a duplicate. However the freze is related to Video overlay only as output driver, using GL for video works fine and as it seem to not have any performance impact on X3100 is use that for now, until Video overlay is fixed.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 499895 ***