xmms crashes matrox x server

Evandro Fernandes Giovanini evandrofg at ig.com.br
Mon Jan 16 19:12:42 GMT 2006

Em Seg, 2006-01-16 às 09:49 -0800, Tom Marshall escreveu:
> 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
> cards.
> 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 @@
>    sort_jump_to_file=FALSE
>    smooth_title_scroll=TRUE
>    use_backslash_as_dir_delimiter=FALSE
>   -player_x=1260
>   +player_x=1261
>    player_y=2
>    player_shaded=TRUE
>    player_visible=TRUE
> Please let me know how I can work with the development team to get this
> issue resolved.  Thanks!

I think your best bet is to report the problem to the XMMS developers,
who might be able to tell you if it's a bug in XMMS (that they can fix)
or the matrox X driver.


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