View Full Version : [SOLVED] video playback restarts gdm everytime

May 21st, 2011, 02:34 AM
I recently upgraded from 10.04-11.04 using the 11.04 CD

I don't use any effects, I log on the sessions using Ubuntu classic (no effects) . Whenever I try to play a video, the gdm restarts and puts me back at the login screen. I installed vlc thinking it might help but no deal. Can anyone help me solve this? Thanks a lot.

*edit* I tried all different types of video outputs in vlc, the default seems to work the best, but as soon as I click the vlc window, try to resize it, or access any menu on vlc or try to fullscreen the video gdm crashes and restarts.

May 21st, 2011, 01:50 PM
could it be http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?cx=006238239194895611142%3Au-ocqbntw_o&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=vlc+memory+leak&as_qdr=all&sa=Google+Search&lang=en#851

May 22nd, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hi, thanks for ur reply. I think it was a unichrome driver problem. I downloaded and installed the driver from unichrome/trunk now the videos are playing fine.

June 20th, 2011, 05:38 PM
install vlc, and although that also crashes when trying to load any video. All it took to fix it was to go into vlcs advanced video properties and change the video output module to X11. fixed everything right up for me.