Totem can not play avi, crashes with sigsegv (Xenial)

Bruce Pieterse dev at
Sat Feb 20 13:37:30 UTC 2016

On 20/02/2016 08:12, Khurshid Alam wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not able to play avi with totem. It always crashes.This is
> happening with GStreamer-1.0 (1.7.1). However other GStreamer based
> player like MPV can play the video just fine. I have already reported
> the bug here.
> Unfortunately I couldn't able to get stack trace. It complains "No
> symbol table available". I do have totem-dbg and gstreamer-1.0-libav-dbg
> installed in my PC.
> Am I missing something? How do I properly debug this kind of crashes?
> Thanks.

Hi Khurshid,

You can follow the instructions here on how to debug an application: (Debugging Tools at the 
bottom) and specifically which is one 
way of gathering a backtrace.

All the best,


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