Running VLC crashes Xorg forcing return to login screen; similar behavior with QCAD

Bug #659538 reported by MBeale on 2010-10-12
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

System configuration: NVDIA NForce mother board, dual GForce 8800 GTS SLI, triple display panels running Xinerama. Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkak; updated from 10.04 LTS via update-manager -d. All applications mentioned below ran without problems earlier.

When attempting to run VLC, QCAD and Sun VirtualBox (WinXP), displays blank out and system returns to login screen; no option to file bug report offered or crash identified.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: vlc 1.1.4-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Oct 13 05:38:19 2010
SourcePackage: vlc

MBeale (malcolm-beale-yahoo) wrote :
Sean Hewitt (sean-hewitt) wrote :

This also happens to me when starting VLC. It also happens when I drag the sheet tabs in OpenOffice Calc along.
Using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit, nvidia GeForce 9800 GT (nvidia driver version 260.19.06) and with 2 displays running xinerama.

Sean Hewitt (sean-hewitt) wrote :

It doesn't happen anymore after disabling xinarama

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Most likely an xorg issue, so moving for triage.

affects: vlc (Ubuntu) → xorg (Ubuntu)
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