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Old 12-19-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
tomazN
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Any video i try to play is suddenly blue ... ??


I have Suse 9.3. Everything is as it should be. All movies and all media plays fine, sometimes i start some media file and then sound is there and video is just blue color (tried about 10 diffrent formats all same, audio there video blue :S ), Tried about 5 players all the same result. I only can solve this if i restart X server. Can i somehow fix this without restarting X ? Don`t want to kill all my GUI applications everytime this happens. (happens about once a mmonth or so )

Maybe some module restart or something, dunno, appreciate any info u can give me. thx.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:07 AM   #2
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It's just a guess, but maybe there is a player running in the background (or a crashed player in memory) that still uses the video-output. A second player would then fail to output the signal on the same device.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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How can i check that ? Because now even restart of X doesnt help, and i realy dont want to reboot whole box. I gone to init 1 and back to init 5 again, and it still didnt work. Any more suggestions ?
 
Old 01-14-2006, 05:38 PM   #4
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Ctrl-Esc will pop up a Window with process list. You can check there and even kill the offending process. A useful and easy tool, no CLI required.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 02:22 AM   #5
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Going back to init 1 should kill all the process except the most neded ones for system function, if i am correct. And i know how to get to process list, but there is no crashed player (i only use xine). But maybe some other thing crashed which uses video for something but i wouldnt know what that would be. ?
 
Old 01-15-2006, 12:25 PM   #6
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Just a thought. There is also a parameter to boot fresh or resume the processes running at shutdown. The default is resume running processes. Granted a corrupted configuration will repeat a problem when rebooting but so might restoring a rouge process. I changed my system to fresh reboot to avoid that potential problem and speed up the shut down and boot times. If I will want to resume, I use "suspend to disk" in the kpowersave applet. Resume from disk automatically happens at boot time from a suspend. It's a faster boot yet, perhaps because the system isn't scanned for its hardware configuration.
 
  


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