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Bug 454840 - Gxine frequently crash
Summary: Gxine frequently crash
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gxine
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Sourada
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-10 05:21 UTC by Cepreu
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:11:21 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screenshot of crash (deleted)
2008-07-10 05:21 UTC, Cepreu
no flags Details
It is archive with all described logs (deleted)
2008-07-18 00:36 UTC, Cepreu
no flags Details
try with it (deleted)
2008-08-07 04:21 UTC, Cepreu
no flags Details
i try again with tar. (deleted)
2008-08-07 04:31 UTC, Cepreu
no flags Details

Description Cepreu 2008-07-10 05:21:18 UTC
Description of problem:
Gxine frequently crash

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Gxine sometimes (but very frequent) crash: it is just freeze and when you try to
close it, gnome show message "Window 'gxine 0.5.11' not answer". Only way to
resolve: close by "Force exit" and launch gxine again.
Additional info:
Usually it is freeze, when i click on some widget (point of menu, button, etc),
or press some key. When i do not touch it, gxine work.

Comment 1 Cepreu 2008-07-10 05:21:18 UTC
Created attachment 311446 [details]
Screenshot of crash

Comment 2 Cepreu 2008-07-12 02:00:13 UTC
I have found workaround. If i choose video driver "opengl", there is no crashes.
But with "xv" problem exist. 

Comment 3 Martin Sourada 2008-07-12 19:03:01 UTC
Thanks for your report and workaround. Does your issue looks similar to any of
these known upstream bugs? I'll look into upstream bugzilla later to see if your
findings might help them.

"gxine has stopped responding."

  This is quite likely to be a locking bug in gxine. You should reconfigure,
  adding --enable-lock-debugging and/or --enable-logging, then rebuild gxine.
  Both options cause *lots* of output to be generated.

  If you can provide a patch, so much the better...

"gxine just hung."

  You may (or may not) want to disable XCB support (--without-xcb). If you
  see something like _XReply showing up in the backtrace, then tell the X
  developers or use your distribution's bug tracker (depending on how you
  installed X). Details including which video output method gxine was using
  will be *very* helpful.

  If it's demonstrably a bug in gxine or xine-lib rather than in an X
  library, then tell us or use your distribution's bug tracker.

Comment 4 Cepreu 2008-07-14 01:42:04 UTC
I am sorry, but i do not have experience to build rpms from src.rpm. I have
downloaded gxine-0.5.11-17.fc9.src.rpm, but i do not know, what i must to do
with it to compile with --enable-lock-debugging and --enable-logging parameters.
I also was tried to download sources from and build it with
this parameters, but ./configure --enable-lock-debugging --enable-logging give
error "configure: error: libjs not found".
Can you write me step-by-step, what i need to do to provide necessary
information? Or give a link to manual about compiling from src.rpm.

Comment 5 Martin Sourada 2008-07-15 18:56:43 UTC
You are missing some devel packages. What I would recomend you would be to let
the needed packages check by rpmbuild, but do the build and install locally, so
that you can easily remove it afterwards without affecting the already installed
rpm. The steps would be probably this:

* Install rpm-build and rpmdevtools
* Set up the rpm tree by invoking rpmdev-setuptree as your normal user (NOT as root)
* Install the srpm as your normal user (NOT as root) by invoking rpm -Uhv
* Navigate to $HOME/rpmbuild/SPECS
* Run rpmbuild -bp gxine.spec
* Install the packages rpmbuild would complain about
* Run rpmbuild -bp gxine.spec once again, it should proceed now
* Naviage to $HOME/rpmbuild/BUILD/gxine-0.5.11
* Run ./configure --prefix=/home/<your-user-name>/Applications, plus add any
configuration options you'd like (e.g. the --enable-lock-debugging). It should
proceed now
* Run make && make install as your normal user (NOT as root). It should install
gxine binary into /home/<your-user-name>/Applications/bin
* run the newly installed gxine binary

These steps will ensure, that when you invoke only 'gxine', the rpm-installed
version will be run, so the item in menu will start the gxine I packaged, while
/home/<your-user-name>/Applications/bin/gxine will start the gxine you built
yourself. After you are done with testing, you can wipe everything in the
/home/<your-user-name>/Applications folder that weren't there before the gxine
install. You don't have probably the Applications folder in your home folder
created yet, so create it before you run the configure script.

If you run into any problems just ask :)

Comment 6 Cepreu 2008-07-18 00:34:59 UTC
Ok, work completed. See 3 attachments below. Comments about this attachments:
exec_xv1.log - it is log with xv video output. Program freeze. And i halt it.
exec_xv2.log - it is log with xv video output. Program give segmentation fault
exec_xv3.log - it is log with xv video output. Program freeze. And i halt it.
exec_gl.log - it is log with opengl video output. Program work normally. I watch
some video and then close it. All right. But after closing program in console
exist message "Segmentation fault". (no problem, because program i already close
program, but strange).

Comment 7 Cepreu 2008-07-18 00:36:31 UTC
Created attachment 312091 [details]
It is archive with all described logs

Comment 8 Martin Sourada 2008-08-01 08:36:30 UTC
For some reason, I am unable to open the archive, would you mind attaching the
logs without gzipping it?

Comment 9 Cepreu 2008-08-07 04:21:47 UTC
Created attachment 313662 [details]
try with it

Comment 10 Cepreu 2008-08-07 04:31:33 UTC
Created attachment 313663 [details]
i try again with tar.

Comment 11 Cepreu 2008-08-07 04:34:06 UTC
Ok, tar must open without troubles.

Comment 12 Martin Sourada 2008-08-07 07:59:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Ok, tar must open without troubles.

Yep, thanks, this one is OK :-)

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