On 29/05/17 16:05, John Pilkington wrote:
On 26/05/17 17:34, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 28/03/17 16:56, John Pilkington wrote:
>> I reported earlier that vlc-3.0.0-0.16 gave immediate segfaults in
>> fedora 24. It does the same for me in fedora 25 with SD and HD TV
>> recordings and DVD .iso images. Before the segfault it reports
>> 'libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate', but that may not be
>> the actual cause. Still using the nVidia 304 driver.
>> vlc-3.0.0-0.9.fc25.x86_64 works for me, as does smplayer-17.3.0-1
> Yesterday, after a vlc upgrade in SL7, I absent-mindedly re-upgraded
> it in FC25. Same immediate segfault. I couldn't locate any
> EGL-files, and 3.0.0-0.9 wasn't showing up, so I removed all *nvidia
> packages (304.135) using yumex-dnf and to my great surprise nouveau
> just took over. It was already installed, but presumably blacklisted.
> I suppose that could have been the problem.
> vlc doesn't segfault with nouveau and appears to work ok. It gives
> the same libEGL warning, and adds others re vdpau, but seems usable.
Having found that switching between *nvidia-304 and *nouveau could seem
painless I tried re-enabling *nvidia-304 and installed vlc-3.0.0-0.25
from testing. My kde-plasma desktop was active but had no panels or
task-launcher, and I wasn't able make either of them visible. Eventually
I reverted again to nouveau, undid a few settings that had got changed,
and once more have a working desktop. The new vlc seems ok, too.
The video card (old) is a GeForce 7500 LE (G72)
Another update. Under nouveau, xrandr showed only a 1024*768 monitor,
with no sign of the 1920*1080 tv on a DVI-to-HDMI-adapter. That screen
showed the same picture, with the wrong aspect ratio. So, for now, back
to the newly-stable 304.135-4. The panel and launcher reappeared after
'running' NVIDIA-X-Server Settings.
vlc...26snap from testing still segfaults on starting playback. vlc...9
from release still works.
This hardware has done what I have asked it to do for ~10 years, and
another in my family gives satisfaction under kubuntu 16.04, but it
looks as if a single-width GT 710 should fit in the box without needing
a new power supply or too much cash, would offer new facilities and
might suffer less from bit-rot. Timetabling delivery is awkward at
present, so I'll see how things go for a little longer.