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Old 03-15-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Desktop freezes when playing avi files (movie player or vlc)

I have installed debian squeeze, and upgraded to latest kernel (by compiling the source). This is to get support of my new Intel DH67CL motherboard. I have fantastic display 1920x1080, and debian detected all of the hardware.It plays sound, youtube videos etc. But whenever I try to open an avi file though movie player or vlc the desktop freezes. I could move the mouse pointer, but no reaction to clicks. I can change to terminal by Alt+Ctrl+F1, and then has to reboot. How to troubleshoot this?? I am not sure which logs or message to look for, or any known cases.

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thanks for the clue.. i did not install it, and will do tomorrow morning and update you.. still wonder how it hangs everything.. thanks again


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