[blfs-support] Problem playing videos

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Wed Jun 25 16:35:41 PDT 2014


Em 25-06-2014 13:44, Fernando de Oliveira escreveu:
> Em 25-06-2014 12:52, Bruce Dubbs escreveu:
>> Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>>> Em 25-06-2014 08:53, Fernando de Oliveira escreveu:
>>>> Em 25-06-2014 08:33, Fernando de Oliveira escreveu:

Reinstalled Xorg up to Drivers.

>>>
>>>
>>>>> For some reason, I cannot play videos with gst or vlc.
>>>
>>>>> However, if I use vlc via ssh, videos plays fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Videos can be played with Firefox.
>>>>>
>>>>> Glxgears works fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have DRI3:

DRI2

>>>>>
>>>>> $ glxinfo | egrep "(OpenGL vendor|OpenGL renderer|OpenGL version)"
>>>>> OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
>>>>> OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on SVGA3D; build: RELEASE;
>>>>> OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 10.2.1

Now 10.2.2
>>>
>>>> Trying to play video, vlc or gst display a black
>>>> window, and the sound is good.
>>>>

VLC can play video again. I needed to choose Tools -> Preferences ->
Video -> Output -> OpenGL GLX (XCB) (was in Automatic).

Tomorrow, will tests gst, I'm quite sure will fail again.

> 
> ...
> 
>>>>
>>>> However, after that, exiting the session goes into a black screen, and
>>>> hangs there, and I can't access any tty, only ssh.
> 
> If I do not try to run videos, session exits without problem.
> 
>>>>
>>>> Top shows a load of 0, no zombie.
> 
> ...
> 
>>> $ tail -n6 ~/.x-session-errors
>>> (II) VMWARE(0): vmmouse enable absolute mode
>>> xinit: connection to X server lost
>>>
>>> waiting for X server to shut down .(EE)
>>> (EE) Backtrace:
>>>
>>> (including the blank line above)
>>>
>>> $ tail -n12 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>>> (II) VMWARE(0): vmmouse enable absolute mode
>>> [  1896.976] (II) VMWARE(0): VMMOUSE DEVICE_OFF/CLOSE
>>> [  1896.989] (II) VMWARE(0): VMMOUSE DEVICE_OFF/CLOSE
>>> [  1897.290] (II) VMWARE(0): VMMouseUnInit
>>> [  1897.290] (II) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Close
>>> [  1897.290] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
>>> [  1897.290] (II) evdev: VMware VMware Virtual USB Mouse: Close
>>> [  1897.290] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
>>> [  1897.290] (II) evdev: Power Button: Close
>>> [  1897.290] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
>>> [  1897.309] (EE)
>>> [  1897.309] (EE) Backtrace:
>>>
>>
>> You are trying to play on a vmware install?  I haven't tried that, but
>> vlc worked quite nicely on my laptop using real hw.  My test was done by
>> inserting a dvd and watching a movie.
> 
> It worked perfectly. I did update some Xorg packages and did not
> reinstall the whole thing, remember had other problem doing that, so
> maybe it is the same, now.
> 
>>
>> I do get the 'Failed to resize display' errors, but that doesn't affect
>> the performance, including switching between a window and full screen.
> 
> Thanks, Bruce. This is reassuring. I notice that running via ssh, I do
> get the the same good (and bad) behaviour as you do.
> 
>> My experience with multimedia via vmware or qemu is virtually
>> non-existent, but I'd start looking at drivers.  It could be either X
>> drivers or kernel drivers or a problem with vmware.
> 
> I'm still running the same kernel. X is the candidate.
> 
> 
> Following is OT.
> 
> BTW, new kernels broke X in the las two or thre weeks, in VMware systems.
> 
> This happened with *buntu, Arch, Fedora (perhaps others, can't remember now.
> 
> The screen gets split in narrow vertical bands successively repeated.
> 
> As soon as I solve my problem with video, and have time, will investigate.
> 
> Another problem I had was with Siduction (running razorqt) - it is
> derived from Debian testing, IIRC. When Siduction LXQt was launched, the
> first normal package update uninstalled the entire razorqt, I need some
> time to discover. Solution was to install LXDE, which is in Debian's
> repository used by Siduction.
> 
> X is giving me lots of "headaches" :-(
> 
> Thanks, again.
> 
> 


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[]s,
Fernando


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