DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-10
Re: VLC problem running on DragonFly 2.0.0
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Archimedes Gaviola
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 2:30 AM, Max Herrgaard <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Max,
>> Hi again.
>>> This time I have successfully installed the sound card driver of my
>>> laptop which is an Intel high definition audio by recompiling the
>>> kernel again through adding device pcm and device snd_hda modules then
>> Usually you add support either by compiling it into the kernel or
>> by loading the modules.
>> If you use GENERIC the line 'snd_hda_load="YES"' in
>> /boot/loader.conf should load the module.
>> 'kldload snd_hda' at a prompt works too.
> Yes you're right. kldload is the alternative way of loading modules.
>>> it works fine while VLC is executed in the console. This time with
>> In console? Do you mean without running Xorg?
> Yes, executing at the terminal console with command-line way of
> running VLC. The terminal console is running also on top of Xorg/Xfce
>>> Xfce4 desktop environment, running VLC on the GUI will also occur the
>>> core dump issue and the VLC process just died right after the moment
>>> it is executed. What should be the parameters of the ktrace to track
>>> VLC process executed on top of Xfce4?
>> Do you start it from a menu? What is the start command for that
>> menu item? You could try
>> to change it to include ktrace, something like 'ktrace vlc'.
>> If you'd like a large ktrace dump file, you could try a
>> complete ktrace of xfce. Try 'ktrace -i startx'.
>> Remember this will generate a LARGE dump file. 'ktrace -C' turns
>> all ongoing tracing off.
> Yes, I start it from the Xfce4 menu then proceed to multimedia
> sub-menu where VLC is located. VLC will appear on this area after
> pkgsrc installation. Clicking VLC here will cause the VLC process to
> die or exit right away and a core dumped message will be reported on
> the dmesg. Okay, I'll try ktrace with your recommended parameters.
>>> I also attached the dmesg output of the detected Intel sound card driver.
>> I don't know how xfce does this kind of things. Maybe you need to
>> change something in its sound
>> settings or add a startup option. Does sound work at all within
>> xfce, or is it only vlc that fails?
> I do an ongoing investigation of the problem, I will check sound card
> related configurations. Sound works with Xfce4 because as I've tried
> another multimedia player MPlayer, it will work on this sound card.
>> Did you compile xfce yourself or did you use packages?
> I encountered problems while compiling VLC on DragonFly-2.0.0 with the
> latest release (0.9.4) on a tarball source and I still need to report
> this to the VLC support forum. Xfce4 was compiled using pkgsrc
> (2008Q2). Below is the info of the package.
Erratum! I was showing you the VLC package info instead of Xfce4. I'll
provide you the info tomorrow since I didn't bring my laptop now and
is not online.
> $ pkg_info vlc
> Information for vlc-0.8.6fnb2:
> VideoLAN Client
>> Good luck :-)
> Yes, thanks :-)