VLC problem running on DragonFly 2.0.0
archimedes.gaviola at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 05:13:29 PDT 2008
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
<archimedes.gaviola at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
> <archimedes.gaviola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 2:30 AM, Max Herrgaard <herrgaard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Max,
>>> Hi again.
>>>> This time I have successfully installed the sound card driver of my
>>>> laptop which is an Intel high definition audio by recompiling the
>>>> kernel again through adding device pcm and device snd_hda modules then
>>> Usually you add support either by compiling it into the kernel or
>>> by loading the modules.
>>> If you use GENERIC the line 'snd_hda_load="YES"' in
>>> /boot/loader.conf should load the module.
>>> 'kldload snd_hda' at a prompt works too.
>> Yes you're right. kldload is the alternative way of loading modules.
>>>> it works fine while VLC is executed in the console. This time with
>>> In console? Do you mean without running Xorg?
>> Yes, executing at the terminal console with command-line way of
>> running VLC. The terminal console is running also on top of Xorg/Xfce
>>>> Xfce4 desktop environment, running VLC on the GUI will also occur the
>>>> core dump issue and the VLC process just died right after the moment
>>>> it is executed. What should be the parameters of the ktrace to track
>>>> VLC process executed on top of Xfce4?
>>> Do you start it from a menu? What is the start command for that
>>> menu item? You could try
>>> to change it to include ktrace, something like 'ktrace vlc'.
>>> If you'd like a large ktrace dump file, you could try a
>>> complete ktrace of xfce. Try 'ktrace -i startx'.
>>> Remember this will generate a LARGE dump file. 'ktrace -C' turns
>>> all ongoing tracing off.
>> Yes, I start it from the Xfce4 menu then proceed to multimedia
>> sub-menu where VLC is located. VLC will appear on this area after
>> pkgsrc installation. Clicking VLC here will cause the VLC process to
>> die or exit right away and a core dumped message will be reported on
>> the dmesg. Okay, I'll try ktrace with your recommended parameters.
>>>> I also attached the dmesg output of the detected Intel sound card driver.
>>> I don't know how xfce does this kind of things. Maybe you need to
>>> change something in its sound
>>> settings or add a startup option. Does sound work at all within
>>> xfce, or is it only vlc that fails?
>> I do an ongoing investigation of the problem, I will check sound card
>> related configurations. Sound works with Xfce4 because as I've tried
>> another multimedia player MPlayer, it will work on this sound card.
>>> Did you compile xfce yourself or did you use packages?
>> I encountered problems while compiling VLC on DragonFly-2.0.0 with the
>> latest release (0.9.4) on a tarball source and I still need to report
>> this to the VLC support forum. Xfce4 was compiled using pkgsrc
>> (2008Q2). Below is the info of the package.
As I've promised, here's the package info of Xfce4 on my laptop. I
also have the ktrace output of my VLC. Since the ktrace output is a
very very large file (around 40MB) then I only filter the VLC-specific
results. Unfortunately, the filtered VLC ktrace output was still big
enough to be sent, so I compressed it as attached. I have also
observed that the firefox3 on my laptop do core dumped too, a very
similar behavior to VLC that when you run it over Xfce4 environment,
its process will die right away and a core dumped on the dmesg is
reported. But this problem is intermittent which happens very unusual.
$pkg_info -v xfce4
Information for xfce4-4.4.2nb1:
Xfce is the next generation of the popular Xfce desktop.
This package does not contain anything by itself -- it is a
"meta-package" that depends on other Xfce packages. Its sole
purpose is to require dependencies so users can install this
package only and have all the Xfce stuff pulled in by the package
This package installs Xfce without any extras.
CWD to: /usr/pkg
Package name: xfce4-4.4.2nb1
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-mixer-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-mixer>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-mousepad-0.2.13
Package depends on: xfce4-mousepad>=0.2.13
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-icon-theme-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-icon-theme>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-print-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-print>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-appfinder-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-appfinder>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-xarchiver-0.4.6
Package depends on: xfce4-xarchiver>=0.4.6
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-orage-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-orage>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-wm-themes-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-wm-themes>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-wm-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-wm>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-desktop-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-desktop>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-gtk2-engine-2.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-gtk2-engine>=2.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-panel-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-panel>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-session-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-session>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-terminal-0.2.8
Package depends on: xfce4-terminal>=0.2.8
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-utils-4.4.2
Package depends on: xfce4-utils>=4.4.2
Package depends exactly on: libSM-1.0.3nb1
Package depends on: libSM>=0.99.2
Package depends exactly on: gtk2+-2.12.10
Package depends on: gtk2+>=2.8.17nb1
Package depends exactly on: glib2-2.16.3nb3
Package depends on: glib2>=2.14.3
Package depends exactly on: libtool-base-1.5.24nb6
Package depends exactly on: intltool-0.40.0
Package depends exactly on: gmake-3.81
Package depends exactly on: gettext-tools-0.14.6nb1
Package depends exactly on: perl-5.8.8nb8
Package depends exactly on: pkg-config-0.23
Package depends exactly on: fixesproto-4.0
Package depends exactly on: randrproto-1.2.1nb1
Package depends exactly on: xextproto-7.0.3
Package depends exactly on: xineramaproto-1.1.2
Package depends exactly on: inputproto-1.4.3
Package depends exactly on: renderproto-0.9.3nb1
Package depends exactly on: kbproto-1.0.3
Package depends exactly on: xproto-7.0.13
Package depends exactly on: xfce4-dev-tools-126.96.36.199
Comment: xfce4-4.4.2nb1 has no files.
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