Totem-xine has stopped playing DVD movies.

neil woolford lists at
Sat Nov 19 01:00:17 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 11:38 +0000, neil woolford wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 07:58 +1300, Dion wrote:
> > neil woolford wrote:

> > > Suddenly, Totem-Xine crashes silently if I attempt DVD movie playback.

> > 
> >  Start them both from a konsole it will give you, hopefully, the appropriate
> > information when it tries to start or crashes.
> > 
> Thank you!  I think I should have thought of that already...  Doh!
> The result is;
> neil at ubuntu:~ $ totem
> (totem:15787): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_accel_label_set_accel_closure:
> assertion `gtk_accel_group_from_accel_closure (accel_closure) != NULL'
> failed

Actually just a warning, other programs give it too.  Doesn't seem to be
related to the current problem.

> The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
>   (Details: serial 179 error_code 11 request_code 140 minor_code 19)

More like it.  Googling didn't find a definitive answer but just
suggested too little (video) memory as the root cause.  Which led to the
thought that I've swapped back to a decent size monitor that can display
1600x1200, so I've adjusted my x configuration to give that as the
highest resolution.

Reverting to an earlier xorg.conf file with lower maximum resolution
allows Totem to start running.  (I've now got a sound configuration
problem, but that's due to my recent soundcard failure...)

The bummer is that just reducing the screen resolution by
System->Preferences->Screen Resolution doesn't allow Totem to run.

Is there a workaround for this?  I want to work at 1600x1200 day to day
but also be able to play DVDs.  I don't think much of having to change
to an alternative xorg.conf and restart just to be able to view DVDs...

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