Amarok hard freezes?

Mats Ahlgren mats_a at MIT.EDU
Thu Nov 2 23:42:34 UTC 2006

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for replying.
Answers inline:

On Nov 2, 2006, at 6:12 PM, Jeff Mitchell wrote:

> Mats Ahlgren wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I've recently come across something which has made Amarok unusable
>> for me: Amarok will often hard-freeze my system (often after being in
>> use for awhile, or right when booting up the app).
>> I don't know how it happens, only that a friend who runs another
>> distribution also has the same problems.
>> Has anyone had similar problems?
>> This has been most prevalent in v1.4.3.
>> Thanks,
>> Mats
> Hey, Mats--
> A few questions.
> 1) Are you using a hyperthreaded/dual-core/dual-processor system?
Using a Pentium M (Dothan) -- I don't think it has multithreading,  
but I'm not sure.
> 2) What engine are you using, and what versions of the libraries (i.e.
> xine 1.1.1, xine 1.1.2, etc.), and from where?
> 3) Does this happen in the just-released 1.4.4?
I can't check; my laptop is being repaired for recent damage to the  
keyboard from a few drops of rain water... Ack.
> 4) Are you doing anything really fancy that might be a factor, such as
> running Xgl?
Nothing fancy at all. The only things I do that are remotely fancy  
are running Amarok in full-screen mode (via the standard kwin  
options) and using the Baghira KDE theme, and using the nVidia drivers.
> 5) Are your packages coming from the same place as your operating  
> system
> packages? (i.e. Fedora Core official repositories vs. Livna  
> repositories).
The version of Amarok I was using was an SVN build from right around  
the launch of 1.4.3, but I've been having this problem previously if  
I recall correctly. When it happens, music will generally still be  
playing (unless it happens upon startup), but the entire X-server  
will lock up, and I won't be able to move my mouse or use the  
keyboard to even get to a text prompt. I'll report if I still have  
the same troubles in a week or two.
> --Jeff
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