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Old 03-28-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Watching movies freezes computer

I've been plagued by this problem for quite a long time. After 5-45 minutes of watching a movie on my box, playback stops and X totally locks up. Keyboard and all. The only way to correct this problem is to ssh in from another box, kill the X process, and start it again.

I get this problem in both mplayer and gxine.

Here's what I've tried:
1) In mplayer, using different -vo options to swithc it
2) Disabeling audio with -ao null

I've got an nvidia card with the latest drivers. Somebody told me to try to start X with the vesa driver, but it won't work on my box.

Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. I'd really like to be able to watch movies on my new athlon64 box...

P.S. Fullscreen games work just fine
Old 03-28-2005, 11:17 AM   #2
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hi there
have u checked the logs what do u get in that???

/var/log/messges is the general log file

Old 03-28-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've never seen an error message about it, even in the logs. I've also checked the X log files.


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