After playing some particular video files with mplayer and using xv, the X server immediately freezes. It does not use any cpu, mplayer does not use any cpu, but the X server stops taking any input whatsoever. The only keys that the system responds to are the Magic-SysRq keys with which I can reboot the machine. Also, ssh into the machine works, but I am unable to generate a nvidia bug report using the script, since the script itself gets stuck at the point where it tries to
I had this noticed this problem earlier, but I did not have a video file with which I could reproduce this problem. However, mplayer invariably freezes X with the mpg file available at http://cored.org/prototype/iid/iid.mpg
while using xvideo output. Using mplayer -vo x11 works fine.
The file generated by nvidia-bug-report.sh is attached (when not playing the video file). Also attached is the output of mplayer -msglevel 6, while playing the file using X11 as the video output driver. FYI, the output of the log file generated by nvidia-bug-report.sh when I use the xv driver is:
Start of NVIDIA bug report log file. Please send this report,
along with a description of your bug, to email@example.com.
nvidia-bug-report.sh Version: 1634088
Date: Sat Jan 13 05:17:57 EST 2007
uname: Linux dabba 2.6.17-gentoo-r8 #1 PREEMPT Mon Dec 25 17:26:34 EST 2006 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module 1.0-9631 Thu Nov 9 17:38:10 PST 2006
GCC version: gcc version 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1)
Please let me know if you require any other information.