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mplayer freezes xserver


Description mihozu 2007-01-08 21:50:44 CET
using mplayer 
if the mplayer window is moved beyond the desktop limits, the whole x server freezes, unable to kill the server neither switch to another tty
Comment 1 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-01-08 21:53:15 CET
Without any deeper knowledge of the problem details, I'd say that's definitly a problem with either X or mplayer. I fail to see how Xfce would be involved here.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-01-08 22:17:22 CET
I definitely second what BEnny said. It's probably a bug in the xv driver in Xorg, not something related to xfce. 

BTW, how do you move the mplayer windows beyond limits? Can you clarify?

Comment 3 mihozu 2007-01-08 23:49:12 CET
> BTW, how do you move the mplayer windows beyond limits? Can you clarify?

grabing the window by title bar and moving the window in a way a part of it becomes unseen...sorry bad english, bad explanations

Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-01-09 12:36:32 CET
Ok. But the remark remains, it's not a bug with xfce, but with Xorg. There is nothing we (ie xfce developpers) can do about it, you should report this to xorg mailing list: xorg@lists.freedesktop.org

Comment 5 mihozu 2007-01-09 13:17:02 CET
what's strange is that i've never had this problem with gnome
Comment 6 Jean-François Wauthy editbugs 2007-01-09 16:14:12 CET
personally i had that problem when the compositor was enabled, but it was months ago 
Comment 7 mihozu 2007-01-09 17:10:55 CET
i've disabled the compositor and actually i don't have this problem anymore
Comment 8 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-01-09 19:56:30 CET
Glad you found a workaround, but still, I think you should report that on Xorg mailing list to check if it's known issue.

What video card do you have? Do you run an open source driver? A bit aog googling gives some results but nothing really precise.

Bug #2727

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Reported on: 2007-01-08
Last modified on: 2009-07-15


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