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Old 06-05-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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VLC/BibleTime Hang in Slackware64 13.1


When attempting to run VLC as found on Eric's webpage, I receive the following errors ... (visual symptom is a blank, hanging window) *

VLC media player 1.1.0-rc2 The Luggage (revision exported)
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
[0x62db50] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
Error: call to XSetErrorHandler((nil))
Error: call to XSetIOErrorHandler((nil))
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
Blocked: call to sigaction(17, 0x7f6274b1eb30, 0x7f6274b1ea90)
Error: call to XSetErrorHandler(0x7f6271dca590)
Error: call to XSetIOErrorHandler(0x7f6271dca560)
QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()


* Note that BibleTime compiled from SlackBuilds also has a similar problem ...

No, I haven't tried these two programs with the stock radeon video driver. I'm using fglrx, Catalyst 10.5, but I don't see how this difference would cause these two programs to hang when attempting to open a window.

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Old 06-05-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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The output you show is not unusual, except for this line:
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QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
It appears that you have installed QGtkStyle to give Qt applications a GTK look - but obviously it does not work well with at least some of the Qt applications you are trying to run.

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Old 06-05-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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The output you show is not unusual, except for this line:
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QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
It appears that you have installed QGtkStyle to give Qt applications a GTK look - but obviously it does not work well with at least some of the Qt applications you are trying to run.

Eric
Honestly, I just don't know. Notice the black stripe across the top of the VLC player, obviously. If one selects an option in the title bar which ultimately opens a window (e.g. preferences), that window is blank and simply hangs the application. However, I do appreciate your input, Eric.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Honestly, I just don't know.
Well, QGtkStyle does not come with Slackware, so you must put it on your system. Perhaps you could try what happens if you remove that package.

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Old 06-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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Well, QGtkStyle does not come with Slackware, so you must put it on your system. Perhaps you could try what happens if you remove that package.

Eric
I'm beginning to wonder about the integrity of my installation disk. I don't recall any errors when installing Slackware although I never initially verified the DVD. BTW, I did a fresh installation on a separate partition so QGtkStyle must have been installed by some other software. I have put other 3rd party software on this machine, though. I'll probably have to reexamine those 3rd party packages... I'll try stripping suspected 3rd party packages off my machine and recompiling those 3rd party packages from source. Thanks again ...

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Old 06-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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Eric,

Thanks to you, I've located the problem. I decided to remove my $HOME .config and .local directories for grins ...

The problem has vanished ...
 
  


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