Why can't I play videos under Debian
Needless to say, I am a complete newbie in GNU/Debian Linux or any other Linux version. I thought that my old pc would perform better under Linux however what I am experiencing is exactly the opposite.
With this same machine, I am running a dual-boot system, I can watch any video I want and run lots of applications including Blender 3D under Windows XP. Now I installed Debian and I am not able to even watch videos (.avi, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .nothing). I'm getting errors like:
WARNING: [15:49:08] QTableWidget: cannot insert an item that is already owned by another QTableWidget
and lots of...
[15:50:13] MplayerProcess:parseLine: 'X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'
[15:50:14] MplayerProcess:parseLine: 'X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'
The only movie player that will stay opened but in black screen is SMPlayer... only sound. MPlayer, VLC and Totem both crashes when a video is trying to load. That also happens with Blender, I mean, it tries to load and crashes immediately.
I know that my PC is quite limited but as I said it performs all this tasks under XP. Shouldn't it be better under Linux? This computer came with XP installed in it. Bellow is a summary taken from System>Preferences>System Profile Benchmark. By the way I got another Warning when I clicked Generate Report, Selet All, Generate:
Cannot load ZLib: /usr/lib/libz.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Although it says that it doesn't exist there information in the CPU ZLib - System Information field. It reads:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz 8761.604561
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz) 2150.597408
This Machine 0.000
Then I unchecked CPU ZLid and hit Generate and it worked.
Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.26GHz
Memory : 1026MB (296MB used)
Operating System : Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.5
User Name : ftcbr (Fábio)
Date/Time : Sat 28 Aug 2010 03:27:05 PM BRT
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter : VIA8237 - VIA 8237
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
saa7134 IR (Avermedia AVerTV GO
Power Button (FF)
Power Button (CM)
Sleep Button (CM)
ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse
No printers found
LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5236V
ATA WDC WD3200AAJS-0
I've attached some files (reports). The video Log is 465 lines long tough I left it alone.
Please help me to solve it! :confused:
Thanks in advance.
Fábio T. da Costa :confused: