Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 582070
Screen Flicker Playing Totem Video - Testcase nouveau xvideo
Last modified: 2011-06-27 11:32:56 EDT
Description of problem:
The screen flickers when the hard keys are pressed (volume up/down, screen brightness up/down) while playing a video with Totem. Test performed according to the instructions from QA:Testcase_nouveau_xvideo
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime a new video is opened
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gstreamer-properties, go to the Video tab, and set the Default Output Plugin to X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)
2. Start a video playing
3. Use the laptop's hard keys to increase/decrease volume or screen brightness
My symptoms mildly similar so post comment here. Whenever mouse clicked on the blue totem window titlebar, got a brief flicker of the video. If I advance the timeline forward or back in the video once, the effect disappears, and only returns with a new instance of totem. See Bug 582866 for attachments as well as 2010-04-13 test page.
I can confirm bother of these issues (the first is "fixed" the same as the second - by using the timeline slider) with totem-2.30.0-2.fc13.x86_64.
Also reproducible using vesa driver, so reassigning to totem.
Use 2.30.2 and let me know if you still see the problem.
That appears to work for me.
totem-2.30.2-1.fc13.i686 installed and I can not recreate the symptoms reported by me in comment one. I thank all involved for their work.
Sorry I haven't commented sooner. I can't test this bug any longer as my video card has changed (from nvidia to intel).
My laptop's nvidia 8400gs video card died. To replace it I had to replace the whole motherboard, and after reading about all these premature nvidia 8400gs video cards dying, I decided to downgrade to an integrated intel video card.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Sorry I haven't commented sooner. I can't test this bug any longer as my video
> card has changed (from nvidia to intel).
> My laptop's nvidia 8400gs video card died. To replace it I had to replace the
> whole motherboard, and after reading about all these premature nvidia 8400gs
> video cards dying, I decided to downgrade to an integrated intel video card.
Nvidia has bumpcrack problems in a huge portion of it's 90nm and 65 nm line. The original 8400gs which is g84 gpu pcie 1.0 and 450mhz core clock will bumpcrack to death. As will 8500 gt and 8600GT and first 8800GT. Even the redo of 8800GT will bumpcrack to death. The second gen 8400GS G98GS gpu 567mhz core clock and much faster 1200 to 1400 mhz shader clocks, won't bumpcrack to death but they usually have fans that die after 6 months and then heat stroke.
Thanks for the info about the problems with the Nvidia bumpcracking. I'm glad I downgraded to the integrated Intel video card then. My laptop is now running just fine with the integrated card and the free driver. It seems much cooler and doesn't run video any slower (not a gamer).
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