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mplayer: jumping around



Dear all
Recently I encountered this nasty, aggravating behaviour in mplayer:
moving the computer (say, creating a little vibration by knocking on
the table, or simply moving a muscle when on my laps) will cause
mplayer to scroll forwards or backwards (any of the available 10 or 60
sec, or 5 min). At times it continues like this until the
end/beginning of the file. Many times it seems to appear randomly,
perhaps on earth quakes or when a heavy truck passes in the
neighbourhood.

I suspect that the behaviour is caused by the accelerometer that
should be present on the notebook, the one that should catch
out-of-norm accelerations, shut down the hard drive and prevent data
loss. I was once curious on how this works on Linux, and installed
couple of packages similar to hdapsd and hdaps-utils. Since I removed
these, without any change in mplayer behaviour. As a final note,
mplayer looks like the only misbehaving application. Oh, and all this
happens on an HP Pavilion dv3.

Any ideas on how to work around this issue? Thank you
Liviu




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