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Old 06-18-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
ohzo
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Angry MPlayer controls appear off screen


Whenever I start MPlayer the control window appears off screen and I cannot get it back. I am running Mandrake 10 on a Toshiba Sattellite 2410 laptop with a screen resolution of 1024x768.

I have run xwininfo and xprop on the control window and here is what is tells me:

xwininfo -name MPlayer:
xwininfo: Window id: 0x1e00019 "MPlayer"

Absolute upper-left X: 995
Absolute upper-left Y: 633
Relative upper-left X: 0
Relative upper-left Y: 0
Width: 440
Height: 120
Depth: 24
Visual Class: TrueColor
Border width: 0
Class: InputOutput
Colormap: 0x1e00018 (not installed)
Bit Gravity State: ForgetGravity
Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
Backing Store State: NotUseful
Save Under State: no
Map State: IsViewable
Override Redirect State: no
Corners: +995+633 --411+633 --411-15 +995-15
-geometry 440x120+995-15

wprop -name MPlayer:
_NET_WM_ICON_GEOMETRY(CARDINAL) = 214, 0, 200, 30
WM_STATE(WM_STATE):
window state: Normal
icon window: 0x0
_NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS(ATOM) = _NET_WM_ACTION_MINIMIZE, _NET_WM_ACTION_CHANGE_DESKTOP
_NET_WM_STATE(ATOM) = _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE, _NET_WM_STATE_STAYS_ON_TOP
_NET_WM_DESKTOP(CARDINAL) = 1
KWM_WIN_ICON(KWM_WIN_ICON) = 0x2000007, 0x2000005
XdndAware(ATOM) = ARC
WM_CLIENT_LEADER(WINDOW): window id # 0x0
WM_PROTOCOLS(ATOM): protocols WM_DELETE_WINDOW, WM_TAKE_FOCUS, WM_WINDOW_ROLE
WM_LOCALE_NAME(STRING) = "en_US"
WM_CLIENT_MACHINE(STRING) = "laptop"
WM_ICON_NAME(STRING) = "MPlayer"
WM_NAME(STRING) = "MPlayer"
_MOTIF_WM_HINTS(_MOTIF_WM_HINTS) = 0x3, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
WM_HINTS(WM_HINTS):
Client accepts input or input focus: True
Initial state is Normal State.
bitmap id # to use for icon: 0x2000007
bitmap id # of mask for icon: 0x2000005
WM_NORMAL_HINTS(WM_SIZE_HINTS):
program specified location: 995, 633
program specified size: 440 by 120
program specified maximum size: 440 by 120
program specified resize increment: 1 by 1
window gravity: Static
WM_CLASS(STRING) = "MPlayer", "MPlayer"
_KDE_NET_WM_USER_CREATION_TIME(CARDINAL) = 54408756


I am I wrong or do both of these commands state that the window should be at 995, 633? Shouldn't this be within the domain of my screen?

How do I get it back? Can someone please help me, I have no idea what to do.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
jeffreybluml
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This may have nothing to do with it, but try running gmplayer rather than mplayer. I had an issue with mplayer where my controls did not seem to appear anywhere, so I tried gmplayer and all was well.

Launch it from a command line by simply typing

$ gmplayer

and see what happens. If this works, and you use an icon somewhere to launch the program normally, you can right click the icon and choose properties, and then edit the command it uses to launch it by changing it to gmplayer.

Good luck...
 
Old 07-15-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
Guyner0505
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I had the exact same problem when I was using gmplayer.

The way I fixed it was by changing skins in the skin selector.

It brought the control window back into view.

Hopefully this will work for ya.

Good luck,

GUY
 
  


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