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Old 09-30-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
talz13
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blue screen in totem, not after playing with xine


I have a strange problem. Whenever I first boot up and try to play a video in the totem player, all I see is a blue screen for the video. I found that if I open a video in the xine player, it will play perfectly fine. Then if I open the same video that didn't play in totem before, it will play fine now!

It seems like some codec or something isn't getting loaded on bootup, and totem won't load it but xine does. I don't know what the problem is, but at least I have a workaround for the time being.

If anybody knows anything about this, please let me know!


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Old 09-30-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?

From the Xine website:

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Workarounds:

If you are getting a blue screen in xine gui when playing a video using the xorg X server you need to make the following change to your xorg.conf file:

Section "Device"
... other video card settings ...
Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"
EndSection
That's straight from the Xine website (www.xinehq.de) and is a known problem, luckily it has a simple workaround.

This might well not be your problem, but it looks as if it might be worth a try, it worked for me!
 
Old 09-30-2004, 11:36 AM   #3
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i'm using fedora core 2 too

my problem seems a bit different than that one, more like the opposite. I get blue screens in players other than xine. xine plays videos fine

after i play any video in xine, other players work fine (in my case, i use totem most of the time) for the rest of the time until i reboot again.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 11:42 AM   #4
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i got the blue screen for some weird reason after view an .avi file in kaffiene and in mplayer.

i just rebooted and everything was fine...
 
Old 10-03-2004, 03:06 AM   #5
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Re: blue screen in totem, not after playing with xine

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Originally posted by talz13
I have a strange problem. Whenever I first boot up and try to play a video in the totem player, all I see is a blue screen for the video. I found that if I open a video in the xine player, it will play perfectly fine. Then if I open the same video that didn't play in totem before, it will play fine now!

It seems like some codec or something isn't getting loaded on bootup, and totem won't load it but xine does. I don't know what the problem is, but at least I have a workaround for the time being.

If anybody knows anything about this, please let me know!
gf4 ti4400
I have the same problem
Did you find a solution in the mean time ?

Something that I noticed is that if I do a right-click on the image the video appear.
When I remove the right-click menu the blue screen appears again.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 12:08 AM   #6
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blue in totem

I start totem and its blue with sound. But actually once the xine server is run once..anything running the xine server,even totem seems to work for me. It just has to be run once every time I reboot before actually using it.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:45 PM   #7
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Same thing happens to me...I run it once, I get the blue screen, run it again, its fine.

I even tried adding that option to my xorg.conf file and restarting the X server.

Now trying to seek ahead killed the sound...then I did it again and it froze, hehe.
 
  


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