xmms crashes matrox x server

Tom Marshall tommy at home.tig-grr.com
Mon Jan 16 17:49:05 GMT 2006

I am not sure this is the appropriate place to start asking about the
problem below, so please accept my apologies in advance if it is not and
kindly point me to a better forum.

I'm running breezy with a pretty generic x86 configuration.  Sometimes when
I start XMMS, the X server immediately crashes and goes back to GDM.  But
only sometimes.  Most of the time it works great.  This has been happening
for a long, long time (several years) through different versions of X and
XMMS (I used Debian prior to Ubuntuizing my machines) and many different
hardware configurations.  But it only seems to happen with Matrox video

Removing the ~/.xmms directory always solves the problem so it's been a
minor nuisance that is easy to work around.  This morning I got more
irritated than normal.  I copied the bad ~/.xmms directory before removing
it and compared it with a good one that was written from a fresh launch of
XMMS.  The only difference appears to be this:

  --- .xmms/config	2006-01-16 09:27:01.000000000 -0800
  +++ .xmms-crashx/config	2006-01-13 16:28:02.000000000 -0800
  @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@

Please let me know how I can work with the development team to get this
issue resolved.  Thanks!

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