xine / kaffeine core dumps with bus error

Brian John brianjohn at
Tue Oct 4 19:35:24 PDT 2005

Brian John wrote:

> David Kirchner wrote:
>> On 10/4/05, Brian John <brianjohn at> wrote:
>>> It probably is.  However, I'm not sure how to go about figuring out
>>> which one of these dependencies it is, let alone how to fix it.  Could
>>> you help us troubleshoot this?  BTW, I used portmanager to upgrade 
>>> my ports.
>> I don't know if I can be much help, as I haven't used xine or vlc, or
>> portmanager. What I would do in your case is run 'ktrace -i -d vlc'
>> (along with whatever other arguments) to trace the process and its
>> dependencies, and then run 'kdump' to view the trace (the output will
>> be enormous). You might see something interesting near the end, like a
>> file not found that it was expecting, or it opening a file just prior
>> to dumping core. It may be possible the other programs would have the
>> same last few lines.
>> This is generic advice, I'm afraid, and may not even be valid in this
>> case. But who knows.
> David,
> Ok, I sent the logs to you but the list rejected it.  I couldn't find 
> anything in there that looked useful.  Could this possibly have 
> something to do with the video card I'm running?  I'm running a Radeon 
> 9200 SE 256 MB.
> Ian,
> What kind of card are you running?
> Thanks
> /Brian
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Another note: just for the hell of it I installed xine and tried to run 
it directly --> it didn't crash!  So maybe our problems aren't the same 
after all...


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