When I try to play a video with totem, vlc, mplayer, etc. the command line shows a consistent error.
The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
(Details: serial 86 error_code 11 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
It's clearly a problem with the actual displaying of video, because vlc does not crash until a video file is loaded (it will play mp3's, ogg's, etc. fine). Also, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the video players, so I know the programs themselves are not the issue.
X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 140 (XVideo)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
Serial number of failed request: 83
Current serial number in output stream: 84
I've scoured forums like crazy, and several people have posted these errors, but with no successful results. It's not just an Ubuntu thing, because people on Fedora forums have posted the same problem. Most people indicate a likely xorg.conf problem, although I can't pin down what it could be. I'm using a Dell 2005fpw monitor with resolution of 1680x1050, which required some tweaking in xorg.conf, but everything worked great in Ubuntu 5.10, which I just got rid of in lieu of 6.06 (I didn't actually upgrade, I just formatted and installed 6.06). This is extremely frustrating, if anyone has any clue what's going on, I would definitely appreciate it.