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    [SOLVED] VLC problem - please help


    Hi,

    This is my first time posting something on here, so please bear with me.

    My friend helped me switch operating systems to Ubuntu about six months ago. The other day, I tried to watch something in VLC, but the program would collapse right after it initiated.

    When I typed in vlc into Terminal and tried to play something, this is the error message that comes up:

    Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
    QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
    [????????] x11 video output error: X11 request 140.19 failed with error code 11:
    BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 140 (XVideo)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 83
    Current serial number in output stream: 84

    I'm not very computer savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks

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    Hi and Welcome !


    Is there any Display problem with other applications? Any resolution or blank screen problem?

    Execute this in Terminal :
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    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    Thank you. No problems elsewhere as far as I can tell. This is what came up:

    patrick@patrick-laptop:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
    patrick@patrick-laptop:~$ grep -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !


    Is there any Display problem with other applications? Any resolution or blank screen problem?

    Execute this in Terminal :
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
    Output =

    patrick@patrick-laptop:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
    patrick@patrick-laptop:~$ grep -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    VLC Problems

    Hi, have you tried uninstaling VLC and then re-installing it. That's what I would try if it was myself having the problem. Can't hurt....
    Last edited by devils casper; 08-17-2010 at 02:34 AM. Reason: removed formatting tags.

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    yes. and do install via synaptic package manager

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    Thanks for the quick advice

    I'm a little embarassed, but how do I do this?

    Like I said, my friend put Ubuntu on my computer only a few months ago, and I haven't had to uninstall or install anything since.

    Thanks a ton

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    Open System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers menu. Check if it lists Graphics Driver for your card. Install driver through it. Your machine must have internet access to install driver.
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    Thanks Casper...
    It's a little choppier than before, but at least it works

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    If its VLC is not working fine after installing Proprietary Driver, we have tweak VLC Player too. I will look into its settings and let you know soon.
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