More rtld trouble

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Tue Aug 14 16:51:22 UTC 2012

On 14.08.2012 13:42 (UTC+2), Juergen Lock wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 06:40:14AM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>> Am 13.08.2012 23:46 (UTC+1) schrieb Juergen Lock:
>>> [removed kan and kib from Cc as this is now not about rtld in fact]
>>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:11:09PM +0200, Juergen Lock wrote:
>>>> Hi kib, kan, sorry to bother you again but... :)
>>>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 09:53:55PM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>>> On 13.08.2012 21:24 (UTC+2), Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>>>> On 13.08.2012 19:45 (UTC+2), Juergen Lock wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 07:34:45AM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>>>> I just posted the workaround for that crash:
>>>>>> Thanks for the newest patch! The change from
>>>>>> sysconf(_SC_GETPW_R_SIZE_MAX) to LINE_MAX + 1 works nice here. No core
>>>>>> dumps any more and sound via pulseaudio is working again :)
>>>>>>>>>      I'll Cc the pulseaudio port maintainers (gnome@), maybe they have
>>>>>>>>> an idea?
>>>>>>>> Did you forgot to Cc gnome@ (even on the other thread)?
>>>>>>>     Yeah, I manually forwarded the mail when I noticed.
>>>>>>>> I tried out a little bit the build without pulseaudio enabled. It seems
>>>>>>>> to me, that the sound of vlc is somewhat noisy or dirty, especially for
>>>>>>>> parts with more dynamics. This scratchy noise grows up when gain control
>>>>>>>> comes over 100% (up to 200% is possible). Can anyone confirm this?
>>>>>>>     I haven't noticed that here, maybe your soundcard is clipping etc
>>>>>>> due to too high mixer levels?
>>>>>> Hmm, possible, but unlikely. This worked pretty good with version 1.1.13
>>>>>> and as I wrote, gain control was set in the middle (100%). But now, with
>>>>>> pulseaudio enabled again, there is not problem with damaged sound
>>>>>> quality any more.
>>> Btw it's still possible that different mixer items cause different
>>> clipping etc, for example vol 100 and pcm low sounds worse than
>>> vol 75 and pcm higher, etc.  (Maybe pulseaudio does that...?)
>> OK, thanks for the hint. I will have a further look at mixer. There are
>> also some combinations like with kmix etc., that are not exactly
>> represented in mixer settings ...
>>>>>>>> And last but not least: When I deinstall vlc I get the following
>>>>>>>> message:
>>>>>>>> pkg_delete: '/usr/local/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat' fails original MD5
>>>>>>>> checksum - deleted anyway.
>>>>>>>     That's the file whose generating crashed when building with the old
>>>>>>> vlc still installed, maybe it's regenerated at runtime otherwise?
>>>>>> No, it also fails original MD5 checksum with deinstall/reinstall within
>>>>>> 2.0.3.
>>>>>>>> Thanks again for your work on this port.
>>>>>>>> Rainer
>>>>>>>     You're welcome! :)
>>>>>>>       Juergen
>>>>> I just found two other problems, which at least occur on my system
>>>>> (10.0-CURRENT amd64):
>>>>> (1) With option NOTIFY enabled I am able to build, but not to install
>>>>> vlc. It gives me:
>>>> [...]
>>>>> (2) Option PROJM builds and installs, but crashes when I try to start it
>>>>> within vlc:
>>>>> No Textures Loaded from /usr/local/share/projectM/textures
>>>>> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>>>>> As far as I can see, there is no path to projectM/textures (installed
>>>>> from libprojectM) on FreeBSD, but to projectM/presets?
>>>>    I'll have to look at that next...
>>> Hmm, cannot seem to reproduce this one, sorry.  (Or do I have to do
>>> something special in vlc to activate it?  I just tried playing a
>>> video file...)
>> I have the problem with ProjectM when playing audio files and turn the
>> ProjectM visualizations on. It immediately crashes.
> Yes, I meanwhile found this too.  Maybe our projectm port version
> is too old?

I think I got it: It is only a problem of configuring in the running 
vlc. You have to set the right path under 
'Settings','All','Audio','Visualizing','projectM'. That's all ;-)


>   Thanx,
> 	Juergen

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