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Re: wmv locks entire system ever since upgrade to 6.0.1




I understand what you are saying, but nothing responds.  The mouse moves, but nothing is able to be clicked on.  No menu's, windows, nothing.  I waited for 10 minutes and still nothing.   Running from the Terminal did not reveal anything.  I couldn't ^C, right click, nothing.

I am reluctant to do this because I am not sure if it is good to shut the computer down that way(holding the power button until it goes dead).  I have to then reboot, watch all of the udev errors fly by (sysfs no longer... use attr instead)  And since the mouse pointer doesn't work after a reboot, a suspend and wakeup is needed to get the laptop back to where I can reasonably use it.

The contents of my sources.list are as follows

steven@debtop:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

#Multimedia
deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ squeeze main non-free
steven@debtop:~$


steven@debtop:/var/log$ dmesg | grep -i totem
steven@debtop:/var/log$

I do not have any other media players installed.  I try to put trust in the stable distro by leaving as much default as possible to maximize the chances of everything working. 


--- On Mon, 3/21/11, Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: wmv locks entire system ever since upgrade to 6.0.1
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Date: Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:43 PM

On 22/03/11 14:07, Steven Sciame wrote:
>
>
> I was not able to play it in Totem.  I got the same result as trying to
> play it through iceweasel (mouse moves but everything is unresponsive,
> with the only way out being a hard power cycle)
>
> This was fine before 6.0.1
>
<snipped>
If the mouse moves, the system hasn't crashed - if you wait it will most
likely respond.  Running top in a terminal window could be instructive.

I'm assuming you checked dmesg and /var/log for relevant info....

Try launching Totem from the terminal, and posting any messages
generated when Totem tries to play the downloaded wmv.

Do you have any other video players installed? VLC? Kaffeine? Dragon?
Mplayer etc?

Also - please post the contents of your sources.list


Cheers

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