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porte64

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jun 2010, 11:58    Post_subject:  frozen xorg cursor -> brutal poweroffs
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When some applications go crazy (e.g. asking gxine to open
unsupported files like FLV/h264 videos), there seems to be
no way to regain control over puppy : the cursor merely freezes
(and no keyboard control either), forcing users to brutally
power off the system.

Is it a severe a windows manager (Xorg) bug ?

It just cannot understand why a window manager should allow
a silly application to block the entire system (in XXIth century !)

BTW i suggest to replace xine with any stable
media player, like videolan or mplayer.

Phil
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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2010, 12:21    Post_subject: Re: frozen xorg cursor -> brutal poweroffs
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porte64 wrote:
When some applications go crazy (e.g. asking gxine to open
unsupported files like FLV/h264 videos), there seems to be
no way to regain control over puppy : the cursor merely freezes
(and no keyboard control either), forcing users to brutally
power off the system.

Is it a severe a windows manager (Xorg) bug ?

It just cannot understand why a window manager should allow
a silly application to block the entire system (in XXIth century !)

BTW i suggest to replace xine with any stable
media player, like videolan or mplayer.

Phil


Press "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"

then type 'xwin' to restart X

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disciple

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 06:06    Post_subject:  

Or you might be able to do Ctrl-Alt-F2 to switch virtual terminals, login (user=root password=woofwoof), and kill the offending program from the command line, then switch back with Ctrl-Alt-F3...

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Is it a severe a windows manager (Xorg) bug ?

No, it sounds like a gxine bug...

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It just cannot understand why a window manager should allow
a silly application to block the entire system (in XXIth century !)

I don't think it has anything to do with the window manager... maybe Xorg should be able to prevent it... I don't know whether that would be feasible.

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paulhomebus


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug 2010, 01:28    Post_subject:  

I had the same problem when running gmplayer....
only way I could get control back was Kill -9 (whatever JWM's id was)

I think this will/ought be fixed in Lupu 5.1
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