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bug #35440: Can't play any videos, computer completely freezes

Submitted by:  Antoni Vi <antman811>
Submitted on:  Fri 03 Feb 2012 03:22:25 AM UTC  
Category:  gNewSense 2 Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  i386 Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

Fri 12 Jul 2013 08:23:09 PM UTC, comment #2:

Didn't get a response in over a year. I'll assume it's no longer a problem.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 11 Feb 2012 07:40:38 PM UTC, comment #1:

You could also try VLC to play the videos.

The person who wrote the laptop guide entry has contact details on the wiki. You could ask him for tips.

A complete system freeze (or is it just X freezing) is probably a driver issue. Perhaps a newer kernel helps: http://jxself.org/linux-libre/.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Feb 2012 03:22:25 AM UTC, original submission:

I really like Gnewsense but I seem to constantly run into this problem of not being able to play any videos. without the computer completely freezing. I've ran Totem/Gstreamer and Dragonplayer. Dragonplayer actually worked once but it had no sound and now when I use it plays some of the audio for a few seconds, goes blue, then the screen goes black, turns back on and is completely frozen. Totem/Gstreamer do the same thing minus the blue screen part. This happens on my install of Gnewsense 2.3. It is up to date. I've burned live-cds for 2;3 and 2.2 as well and this also happens there.

I have the proper codecs installed. Proof of this is the program 'oggconverter'. When I first installed it and tried to use it I couldn't convert any videos to .ogv. Now I can because I have the proper codecs for Gstreamer. I've even tried with ogv videos from gnu.org (the one where Karl Goetz talks about Gnewsense). I still like this distro and will continue to use it but I am just wondering if I am missing something here. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop (unfortunately) and it has the Intel Intergrated Graphics chipset. Could that be the problem?

But this wasn't reported here: http://www.gnewsense.org/Main/LaptopGuide

'Dell Inspiron 1545
daecon: CONFIRMED. Tested with gNewSense 2.3 . Kernel . Non free wireless, bluetooth, camera and BIOS.'

Is it just me?

It runs perfectly on a much older desktop that I have which has an Intel graphics chip so I guess it's just this laptop model.

Anyway, I thank the GnewSense team for this awesome distro.

Antoni Vi <antman811>


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    Fri 12 Jul 2013 08:23:09 PM UTC samgee StatusNeed Info => Wont Fix
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Sat 11 Feb 2012 07:40:38 PM UTC samgee CategoryNone => gNewSense 2
        Item GroupNone => i386
        StatusNone => Need Info

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