Comment 13 for bug 632066

I've been running hp-systray from a terminal since the last crash to try and catch any error messages (couldn't get it to run from gdb), but it did not crash since then. I've just killed that and now I'm running it using the commands you provided above...so far everything seems okay, but I cannot say for sure since I still have no idea how to reliably reproduce this crash.

As for vlc, I don't have that installed, and being in the US I am hesitant to install these types of things due to potential software patent issues with the codecs.