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Bug#431655: xorg restarts when playing video

Package: xorg
Version: 1:7.2-5
Severity: important

When playing back video using totem (either totem-xine or totem-gstreamer
from debian-multimedia.org), xorg will unpredictably restart.  The crashes
seem to be most frequent when totem is playing a playlist (not a single
file), and to happen during the transition from one file to another, or
whenever I task-switch either away from or to the totem window using the
keyboard (alt-tab).

I tried VLC as an alternative.  Playing video back with VLC, xorg will also
sometimes crash on transitions as above, and crashes 100% of the time if I
change the hotkeys in the VLC preferences and click "Save".

In order to test for hardware problems, I booted my tower using a Knoppix
CD.  Knoppix doesn't include totem or VLC, so I played several videos with
Kaffeine.  There were no problems whatsoever.

I then booted back into Debian Lenny, installed Kaffeine, and tried to play
the same video files.  Before the Kaffeine window even opened, xorg crashed

Andrew Sackville-West reports that he can reliably crash X by dragging an
active mplayer window from one monitor to another.  Andrew's and my
discussion on debian-user can be read starting here:


That thread includes Backtrace reports from the xorg crashes.

Relevant versions on my PC:

totem-xine: 2.16.5-3
vlc: 0.8.6.a.debian-6
kaffeine: 0.8.3-1

I'll be glad to provide any other information that will help.


       Carl Fink

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xorg depends on:
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal- 2.14.2-2     The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  kterm [x-terminal-emulator] 6.2.0-46     Multi-lingual terminal emulator fo
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]    6.5.2-5      A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglu1-mesa                6.5.2-5      The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  rxvt [x-terminal-emulator]  1:2.6.4-10   VT102 terminal emulator for the X 
ii  type-handling [not+sparc]   0.2.21       dpkg architecture generation scrip
ii  xbase-clients               1:7.2.ds2-2  miscellaneous X clients
ii  xfonts-100dpi               1:1.0.0-3    100 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-75dpi                1:1.0.0-3    75 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-base                 1:1.0.0-4    standard fonts for X
ii  xfonts-scalable             1:1.0.0-6    scalable fonts for X
ii  xkb-data                    0.9-4        X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  xorg-docs                   1:1.4-2      Miscellaneous documentation for th
ii  xserver-xorg                1:7.2-5      the X.Org X server
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator] 226-1        X terminal emulator
ii  xutils                      1:7.1.ds.3-1 X Window System utility programs

Versions of packages xorg recommends:
ii  libgl1-mesa-dri               6.5.2-5    A free implementation of the OpenG

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