Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68058
System locks up when playing video file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
Dell Inspiron 8000 w/ATI Mobility 16 MB video card will lockup (screen washes
out, keyboard/mouse non-responsive, not ping-able) when playing video files.
This behavior occurs with the limbo beta 7.3.92 and with Red Hat 7.3. It is
reproducible with smpeg-mtv, xine, realplayer and mplayer (from freshrpms.net).
Files (MPEG, AVI, RealVideo) will play for a few seconds (they have a greenish
tint for some reason) before the lockup occurs. Moving/resizing the video
window seems to trigger the problem faster than if the window is untouched.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Red Hat limbo or 7.3 on a computer with an ATI Mobility vid card
2.Play any video file, with any video player.
3.The computer will lock up.
Actual Results: screen washes out, keyboard/mouse non-responsive, not ping-able
Expected Results: The video file should have played
I know of one other person who has the same problem. Red Hat 7.3, ATI video
card (unfortunately he didn't know the model so this is probably less than helpful.)
Created attachment 63904 [details]
Created attachment 63905 [details]
I seem to have found a workaround. Disabling the DRI XFree86 module will
prevent lockups during video file playback.
Please attach your XFree86 log file with DRI enabled.
Created attachment 64524 [details]
XFree86 log - DRI is enabled
This is the same as BUG 68668. The Xfree 4.2.0 needs the patch that I supplied,
created by Michel Danzar. Please patch Xfree 4.2.0 from Redhat 7.3 and Limbo
with this patch.
jceklosk: Cool.. I've been trying to find that bug number for a day or so ;o)
I'm trying to go through all open bugs looking for ones with supplied patches,
and integrate the sane ones. I'll have a look at integrating your patch
for the next build.
Caught me just before going to bed. ;o)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68668 ***
mharris: I think this is a very sane patch. It just adds the ability to control
the DMA copies for the r128 chipset with DGA video. It defaults to off since
there appears to be some kind of bug out there. This new feature was added in
Xfree 4.2.0, but must have a bug floating in there.