Three problems with Hoary

Steve Torrefranca javacide at
Sun Jul 3 15:59:44 UTC 2005

1. i get this non-responsive black mplayer often too.   I have Xfmedia
and Totem as backup when it crashes and i dont want to shutdown X :)
2. my mplayer works in firefox but sometimes it causes the firefox to crash

Ben Novack wrote:

>First, the major problem:
>Mplayer doesn't work with Firefox. If I open a media file within
>Firefox, it wants to user Mplayer, but the Mplayer controls are one
>big black blob, and it never does anything. Yesterday I tried to view
>a video feed with it; the video panel was just black.
>Now for the minor ones:
>FIrefox has a new habit: Whenever it closes, it stays open for about a
>second while a message box informs me that it's not responding; then
>it closes. It didn't do that in the past, but I can't pinpoint exactly
>when it started, so I can't tell if installing some new packages might
>have done something.
>Finally, I have a couple of items on my desktop - files I haven't
>sorted, and a mounted external hard drive. If I mount another drive -
>say, by inserting a CD - the icon appears *over* the first icon on the
>desktop. Is there a way I can get the icons to auto-clean up?
>Many thanks in advance if anyone can offer some help.

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