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Old 02-22-2017, 08:19 PM   #1
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VLC Launches But Crashes


Hi:

I was running 'Boxes' in Voyager 16.04 (Ubuntu/Xubuntu based distro) checking out Gecko Linux and Sparky Linux yesterday and launched VLC in both VM's to ensure that it worked.

Since doing so VLC launches on the host system but crashes as soon as it launches.Here's the error I get while running VLC from the cmd-line.

Code:
└─ $ ▶ vlc
VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
[0000000001bdf148] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0000000001cecf88] dbus interface error: poll() failed: Interrupted system call
[0000000001cecf88] dbus interface error: poll() failed: Interrupted system call
[0000000001cecf88] dbus interface error: poll() failed: Interrupted system call
[0000000001cecf88] dbus interface error: poll() failed: Interrupted system call
Segmentation fault
Running dmesg gives me this:

Code:
[ 3714.356098] xfdashboard[4695]: segfault at 8 ip 00007febee8a118c sp 00007ffd2f7292c0 error 4 in radeonsi_dri.so[7febee52c000+8c7000]
[ 5990.085226] vlc[6425]: segfault at 4300000002 ip 00007f3025b140d0 sp 00007f300e708660 error 6 in radeonsi_dri.so[7f30254e5000+8c7000]
[ 6071.460340] vlc[6492]: segfault at 4300000002 ip 00007f292cc450d0 sp 00007f29113d4660 error 6 in radeonsi_dri.so[7f292c616000+8c7000]
[ 6527.218596] vlc[6657]: segfault at 4300000002 ip 00007f60c93a00d0 sp 00007f60c437e660 error 6 in radeonsi_dri.so[7f60c8d71000+8c7000]
Never had a problem with VLC before and I don't have experience on how to fix broken or misconfigured software. (if that's what this is)

Any clue how to fix this?
 
Old 02-23-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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Not an unknown error. This seems to be fingering Ubuntu video drivers, but you'd have to read it better than I did to be sure
http://askubuntu.com/questions/85942...e-applications
 
Old 02-23-2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link.

Deleting the configuration file for VLC made VLC launch but it wouldn't play:-

Pretty sure it was a video driver issue.
I think this was the give away.

Code:
error 6 in radeonsi_dri.so
When I built this machine I installed a AMD/ATI Radeon 7850.

Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
http://www.techspot.com/products/gra...r5-pcie.83987/

The current version of VLC is 2.2.4. There was a recent update from Ubuntu Xenial Xerus repo to VLC 2.2.0 that bumped it up to 2.2.2. Along with that update were several updates to the Xorg server, amdgpu, interfaces and the like. There was also an upgrade to the kernel from 4.4.0-32 to 4.4.0-62.

Code:
▶ vlc --version
VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
VLC version 2.2.2 Weatherwax (2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
Compiled by buildd on lgw01-10.buildd (Mar 28 2016 02:49:24)
Compiler: gcc version 5.3.1 20160323 (Ubuntu 5.3.1-13ubuntu1)
This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
You may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License;
see the file named COPYING for details.
Written by the VideoLAN team; see the AUTHORS file.
Code:
 $ ▶ uname -r
4.4.0-64-generic
I haven't had this same behavior with VLC on my other desktop running the exact same distribution.

Thanks for the help business_kid-
 
Old 02-23-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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After a fresh reboot VLC runs great.
 
  


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