Debian Multimedia :: Most OpenGL Apps Crash My Laptop / What To Fix?
Jul 11, 2010
I'm running Debian Lenny with GNOME on a ThinkPad T43. Some OpenGL apps like the game Trigger run great, while others like Stellarium crash my system beyond recovery. I get a black screen, I can see the mouse cursor and move it at a very slow speed, but nothing else. I can't switch to a different terminal or restart X with ctrl-alt-bksp.
I assume that the problematic apps do not like the laptop's integrated graphics chip? Is there a way to know ahead of time what apps might be troublesome, before actually running them? I hate hard resets.
Qt apps like vlc, kolourpaint, qbittorrent are missing the windows controls like menus. Smplayer crash on opening a video(any format). I'm using mate with marco wm, I also tried openbox but is the same.
I was wondering what is happening to my computer. It runs perfectly fine, until out of nowhere my CPU load goes up to 100% for no reason, and in the System Monitor, the process that I think is responsible is the "uninterruptible process". It's so far been chrome, firefox-bin, and now gnome-netstatus-applet.
Is this a hardware problem or buggy software? Because I honestly don't know what it is. I've even reinstalled the programs and rebooted several times, most of the reboots were because of my computer crashing every time!
Whenever I try to start an OpenGL app in the terminal, I get a message to the point of "could not create GL context." It was working until around the last update. I know it's not a hardware problem because my windows partition works as well as ever.
I'm using Hardy Heron with the closed Nvidia driver with a Geforce 9800gt 'glxinfo | grep OpenGL' gives
I need to use FGLRX on my laptop, if I don't, either some OpenGL apps don't load, or the performance is poor.. With FGLRX the performance of the app is great and all work..
However, since Ubuntu 10.10, FGLRX no longer has "smooth" video.. And what I mean by that, even a simple DVD is dropping like 50% of it's frames every second with FGLRX. However, if I use the open source ATI driver, there is no video performance problem and even HD video plays fine, but then GL apps become a problem again..
In Ubuntu 10.04 FGLRX didn't have this problem. I did try to upgrade to the latest FGLRX 10.12, and every time I try on Ubuntu 10.10, I result with X not starting at all..
Here's the kicker though, the built in Movie Player with Ubuntu, works fine no matter which driver is used.. Now this wouldn't be an issue for me, but DVD's don't play right in that player, it runs like it's vibrating, but all other video formats work fine..
I'm at a loss. I gave up Linux a few months ago and wanted to try again, but once again, ATI is letting me down, and this is a laptop, buying a new laptop just because of the GPU is out of the question.
I have a tightvnc server running on my computer and have my IPAD using a vnc client to connect to it. Everything works fine except for apps that require openGL (eg: minetest,steam). I was wondering how I could use said apps over vnc.
i have installed nvidia driver, but after yum update not work anymore
fedora 12, nvidia 6200 output:
Code: MPlayer SVN-r29800-4.4.2 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
I use an ATI card with proprietary drivers and my memory usage in ideal situations when idle is around 600-700 MB. I use cairo-dock, AWN, compiz, gnome-do, and GNOME (w/o panel). My problem is, I have mysteriously increasing memory usage over time, which drops back down after I restart all my openGL applications. It can get as high as 1.5 GB. Looking in top, the weird thing is that when I sort by memory, I observe that none of the applications I am restarting, nor Xorg, use a significantly smaller percentage of system memory after being restarted. So what is going on? Does fglrx have some kind of memory leak? And is there a fix? In the last 10 minutes, my memory has for no apparent reason increased from 700 MB idle to 775 idle, and is still going up.
When using the very nice opengl screensavers, rss-glx, etc. the screensavers are very choppy.I tried modifying my xorg.conf but still no go.Anyway to get the rss-glx screensavers to run at normal speed?I read online that Intel disable the hardware acceleration.This is a work laptop but I just wanted to see if I could get it going.
After a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 (and all updates applied) any(?) KDE app causes Ubuntu to crash. (X restarts and the login screen is presented.)This happens immediately when opening kolourpaint, after clicking add file in krename, and after clicking "ok" to set up krusader for the first time.
Using Debian stable. 64-Bit. I can play videos and music using Totem and VLC. And I can play audio files with audacious and Rhythmbox. And I can play flash in firefox and google-chrome. But, if I open audacious and then play a flash file in Firefox or google-chrome audacious crashes as well as other multimedia players that I have open such as Totem, VLC and/or Ryhthmbox.
Would like to know if you can offer some troubleshooting steps to take so that I can play a flash file in a browser and still play an mp3 file in the audio player without having to kill those processes and restart.
I often connect to my main box via ssh and then run 'screen.' The client machine is running Slackware64 13.1, the box I connect to is running Slackware64-currentSome time ago I noticed the following phenomenon:1. Sometimes (relatively often) cli apps just freeze usually at the very beginning (when they start) and I have to either use Ctrl+C or kill a screen window. It happens both with screen an without it. I've noticed it with vim (never with emacs -nw, or nano), "slackpkg upgrade-all", sbopkg).2. Sometimes/some CLI programs display 'weird' characters. For example, sbopkg's border. It does not happen when I run the same app locally.Is it something to do with encoding? It happens both with and without 'screen'.Both 1 and 2 happen with sakura (my main terminal emulator), terminal, konsole and xterm.
I'm having a problem getting a winTV card working. Looks like the card installs correctly and I know the card works ok. I get "no device" when trying to use TV apps (kdetv, tvtime, xawtv). They look for the device at video0 but mine gets configured as video1. How can I change that? I have tried using ivtv-ctl -d /dev/video1 to change the device but that didn't help.
All qt4 apps tray icons are missing. Debian decided to drop sni-qt support and wmsystemtray is actually piece of shit. Also I can't even use ubuntu version of sni-qt, because it also needs to have patched version of qt4, but debian refused to include that patches. What should I do to make skype icon visible in kde5 tray?
I got a problem with gstreamer programs and pulseaudio. I am running Debian Squeeze and needed to install pulseaudio to get better bluetooth-headset support. After installing everything every application except gstreamer applications could access the sound server the right way. Even flash and sdl are running via ALSA routing to pulse.
If I start programs running with gstreamer they crash with a segmantation fault. Totem does not start anyway. If I run it in the terminal it crashes immediately with a segmantation error. The debug mode prints out $ totem --debug
(totem:3450): Totem-DEBUG: Received SaveYourself(SmSaveLocal, !Shutdown, SmInteractStyleNone, !Fast) in state idle (totem:3450): Totem-DEBUG: Setting initial properties
I have installed the gstreamer plugin for pulseaudio and the gstreamer-plugins-good and bad. I started gstreamer-properties and choosed the right output driver. When testing the peep comes out of the right output.
Via google I founded some bugs, that were similiar to mine. But they had made the mistake not to install the plugins. I also can not choose ALSA in gstreamer and do the routing way. The programs using gstreamer simply crashing. I tried exaile. It also crashes the same way like rhythmbox. Is it a real bug? Or can I do something against that. VLC and kaffeine running very well. But I would be sad about not being able to use rhythmbox. I like that fast program. Or is there a way to get rhythmbox tto not using gstreamer?
Just for the fun and learning experience I am working on a minimal install with Squeeze +IceWM. The goal is to make a livecd with a set of privacy apps - like Iceweasel with Tor/privoxy and some encryption tools. Everything is working out just fine, but I thought it would be very nice to have an installer. I read about the refractainstaller and refractasnapshot in this post, and thought they sound like a good solution: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=54635#p315738 However, the links seem to be dead and so were all the mirrors I tried. Does anyone know where these files can be found or any other easy way I can make Debian installable from a livecd?
I use Scribus 1.4.4 without any changes from the Debian stable repository.
Each time when I edit text in the layout mode (not in the text editor) the program crashes with a "signal #11" message:
Code: Select all$ scribus TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, Incompatible type for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored. TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, Incompatible type for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored. TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, Incompatible type for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored. TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, Incompatible type for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored. Scribus Crash ------------- Scribus crashes due to Signal #11 Calling Emergency Save Segmentation fault
On Wheezy I was using Scribus also, but without such problems. Unfortunately I often need to use the text editing in the layout mode in order to adjust the text flow for the final layout.
Aprox. 1 time per day / every two days hangs the x-server. It hangs a few secs then is being killed and restarted. A popup window in the task bar tells me the restart of the x-server. After that about 15 sec. I can continue to work but sometimes the gtk2 apps lose their integrity thus I have to restart by logging off and in again.
Code: Select all Nov 3 09:25:30 PC2 org.kde.kuiserver: kuiserver: Fatal IO error: client killed Nov 3 09:25:30 PC2 org.a11y.Bus: g_dbus_connection_real_closed: Remote peer vanished with error: Underlying GIOStream returned 0 bytes on an async read (g-io-error-quark, 0). Exiting.
what does it mean "Remote peer vanished with error" ? Remote access? I am not competent to evaluate that.
Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u5 (2015-10-09)
I have headless debian as a server which i use over tightvnc server running on it. Vnc works fine but I can't for example run sudo mousepad or any other gui app from terminal, it says something about not having the rights to open it as root. I understand this has something to do with security, but my computers are behind nat so the vnc server can only be connected inside my lan so i don't mind.
I prefer to use the single-click behavior under KDE 4.4.5 / Squeeze / AMD64. All KDE applications honor the single-click settings, but GTK-based applications don't. Is there a way to configure GTK so that all file dialogs are indeed single-click?
I am recent convert from Arch GNU/Linux after deciding that it's free software or bust. I'm enamored by your project (free software + large user base + stable releases supported for many years = precious, one-of-a-kind distro) and hope I can soon start contributing.
Anyway, I'm on Debian 8.4 with MATE, only main repo enabled, all packages up-to-date. I turn on ibus (via a keyboard shortcut that runs "ibus-daemon -dx") when I need to type in Portuguese or Esperanto. When I'm done, I quit ibus either by right-clicking its tray icon and choosing "quit" or by using a keyboard shortcut to "killall ibus-daemon". Unfortunately, regardless of how I quit ibus, iceweasel and icedove crash every time ibus quits.
I tried running ibus with "ibus-daemon -d" instead of the above command. Now there are no crashes when I quit ibus BUT iceweasel and icedove ignore ibus altogether (i.e., I cannot type special characters--keyboard input is as if ibus were off).
How to start and stop ibus in a way that both a) causes it to work in all applications including iceweasel and icedove AND b) iceweasel and icedove don't crash when ibus quits?
I just upgraded from FC8 (32-bit) to FC11 (64-bit). In doing so, I backed up my entire World of Warcraft folder so I could try to avoid having to download and install it all over again. However, I've now reinstalled wine (64-bit now), and the nvidia drivers from the rpmfusion repos (also 64-bit), and when I try to start WoW, it says it cannot load OpenGL. I'm wondering if anyone knows what's up, and if there's a solution that doesn't involve reinstalling WoW.
I can't setup or change MIME-Types in Mate/Caja (filemanager)
I use MATE Desktop on Debian 8.1 - File Manager is Caja (1.8.2) - I put in a USB Stick whit Pics. In the Popup Window they came up, normally i can setup a Default behavior for Pics, Music ... But, in my Window the Options are not available. (Grey) The same in "Settings" from Caja (Datenträger) Data Medium.
MPlayer was working just fine last night, but today I'm having problems which may be due to me performing a system update. I noticed that MPlayer was no longer listed in my Applications menu and I no longer had the option of opening videos with it. However, I now had Gnome MPlayer which must have been installed with the update because I never installed it. Whilst going through Synaptic, I found that the MPlayer GUI had been removed, so I re-installed it. However nothing happened when I attempted to open videos with it.
When I tried to use it through the terminal I got the error message: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol codec_wav_tags, version LIBAVFORMAT_52 not defined in file libavformat.so.52 with link time reference
I found a bug report on this very problem here [URL]. The conclusion was that the person filing the bug report was using a version of ffmpeg not found in Debian and that he'd need a version of MPlayer built with his version of ffmpeg libs. I'm assuming that this is also the case with me, however I'm not sure how to go about finding a build or simply building a version of MPlayer with whatever version of ffmpeg that I'm using. For reference, I'm using Squeeze.
I have Debian Testing. My theme is Equinox Light and it was working well except for "Passwords and Encrypton keys" app (Version3.02). That doesn't bothered me. But after todays upgrade from gnome-terminal (2.3.2-1) to gnome-terminal3 Equinox theme doesn't work. My themes are installed in /usr/share/themes folder. It doesn't matter if i copy them to my home theme folder. It seems that gnome3 apps doesn't support
Reverting to previous version fixes the problem but i want to have version 3 with nice theme. Ho w can i achieve it?
I was using linux(mint) about 6 months without problem, then after a 2 months break i installed linux mint again, but everytime it crashed after a few hours(like 2-5 hours). So i tried to install linux mint debian but it crashed during installation, so tried openSuse and ubuntu but both the same result-everytime crash after a few hours.
(it crashes when browsing internet, writing in gedit,watching movie...just everytime it crash no matter what i do) Temperatures are ok, i checked RAM with memtest, also S.M.A.R.T but seems OK. I have dualboot with windows 7 and windows doesnt crash like this, it can run days without crash.
my laptop is ASUS n61-vn
when it crash i have to hold down power button, or alt+sysrq+reisub