[MPlayer-users] system freeze

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Feb 5 17:49:52 CET 2003

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 11:25:53AM +0100, Florian Schneider wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi Richard,
> * D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> [04-02-03 22:01]:
> > If the freeze happens with -ao null nad -vo x11, it's not mplayer's
> > fault. Perhaps your system is overclocked or poorly cooled?? I doubt
> > the nvidia drivers are *that* broken...
> sounds okay for me, but I don't think, this is the reason.
> I did already try to run XFree without the nvidia drivers (and without
> GLX this way).
> Also, nothing here is overclocked, the temperature is okay (with ~45°C
> at high load). I ran memtest86 to test my RAM.
> And the freeze happens just two or three seconds after playing
> begins... not after half an hour or so. And the freeze is limited to
> mplayer, other players have no problem.

A program running as non-root *cannot* make your computer lock up
unless something is seriously wrong with your hardware or drivers.


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