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After viewing a few videos (on my system, not on internet) KDE and Linux slow down and freeze up. Anyone have a clue as to what could be causing this?
I thought about disabling the nvidia drivers (but I dont know how), does that make for a sensible approach?
I end up having to hit the restart button anytime I view videos.
That could, but not having any swap is extremely rare.
Do you mean there is no swap partition (cat /etc/fstab), or do you mean it fills up (try running top in an xterm whilst doing your stuff).
There is a swap entry in the fstab but I got a message in kde while xine was running saying no swap file available, Then the message disappeared quickly. Should I try activating the swap file with whatever that command was to do it?
Also, I noticed that several instances of xine startup with every video I open, I looked through all the documentation to see If I could only use one instance of the program but cannot figure out how. I remember other programs having that kind of option.
I dont remember the exact specs but its not a slow machine. It has 512 megs of ram. and an nvidia card with the drivers installed.
I started to issue a killall xine at the command line and that seems to stop the system from slowing down, but I have to do it every 6 videos or so. kinda strange?