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Hi, I've been looking through forums and helps, but didn't find any clue on how to fix this. So, when I try to play a video with VLC, it crash ...
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    Question VLC crashes on movie start


    Hi,

    I've been looking through forums and helps, but didn't find any clue on how to fix this.

    So, when I try to play a video with VLC, it crash instantly. Here is what I get:

    Code:
    VLC media player 1.1.12 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    [0x81c792c] main libvlc: Launching vlc with default interface. Use *cvlc* to launch VLC with no interface.
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to putenv("LANGUAGE=")
    libva: VA-API version 0.32.0
    Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0".
    libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
    libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
    libva: va_openDriver() returns -1
    Segmentation fault
    I tried to launch it with gdb to get more information and get the backtrack, but here comes a weird thing. When launching VLC through gdb, it just doesn't crash :/

    Any advice?

    Thank you

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    Reading your thread brought me to

    Alien Pastures Decoding HD video in VLC

    I have no advice for VLC as I run

    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy gnome-mplayer
    gnome-mplayer:
      Installed: 1.0.5-1
      Candidate: 1.0.5-1
      Version table:
     *** 1.0.5-1 0
            500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
            500 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    in my Beta AntiX install

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    Thanks

    But I don't know why but after removing libva and vlc and reinstalling them, VLC seems to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAlbert11 View Post
    Thanks

    But I don't know why but after removing libva and vlc and reinstalling them, VLC seems to work.
    Probably because the vlc you had re-installed was updated to a newer version with the patch as per this statement

    Last weekend, the bug in VLC was fixed which made the player crash as soon as the VAAPI functions were called. My updated packages (32-bit and 64-bit) for vlc-1.1.0-rc3 are available now, with the patch included, and indeed I have no more crashes.
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