codec_read: codec 0 is not valid [0xfe0000] error shows when i boot into ubuntu

Bug #858723 reported by pratheeshps on 2011-09-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Ubuntu Boot Speed Project
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have installed ubuntu with wubi this time and earlier as a separate os.In both cases when boot into ubuntu,an error shows along with ubuntu11.04 that"codec 0 cannot be read:0*000fe00 error occurred.But this donot cause any problems with my ubuntu and it works ine.I donot know why this happens.

Changed in wubi:
assignee: nobody → pratheeshps (pratheeshps)
affects: wubi → ubuntu-boot-speed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Not a boot speed bug. The bug task on Ubuntu is sufficient.

Changed in ubuntu-boot-speed:
status: New → Invalid
IKT (ikt) wrote :

Sounds like a kernel issue, the actual error message is:

codec_read: codec 0 is not valid [0xfe0000]

And googling it shows that the error message appears around the place (different kernels, different distro's, different programs cause it) it's just difficult to pinpoint exactly where it's coming from.

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
summary: - Codec error[0*000fe00) error shows when i boot into ubuntu
+ codec_read: codec 0 is not valid [0xfe0000] error shows when i boot into
+ ubuntu

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 858723

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Gene (redkestral) wrote :

I installed a fresh distribution of LinuxMint 9 (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid) in an Asus A7V8X-X running an Nvidia video card. After install, before updates, I installed the correct driver per jockey. Up to this point no errors were displayed on boot; I would get the 5 green alternating dots with no verbage displayed as it loaded prior to the desktop. I thought I would run "Startup Manager" to display a normal resolution on the the splash screen. Ever since I ran StartupMgr I get 4 progressive green dots and the cursive "LinuxMint 9" displayed above the dots followed by four errors:

codec_read: codec 0 is not valid [0xfe0000]

Installing all available levels 1,2, & 3 updates, it still didn't go away. It doesn't seem to affect the running of LM9 (Isadora/Lucid) however it is a pain in the ass to look at. After running DMESG in terminal; it states the kernal is tainted. I can run "apport-collect 858723" if you wish.

Any Ideas? -redkestral

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Milos (mpetrovic290) on 2014-04-16
tags: added: apport-collected saucy staging
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