Bug#509964: multiple instances of totem spawned when CD inserted, multiple users logged in

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Sun Dec 28 01:53:07 UTC 2008

Package: totem

Debian lenny amd64
$ dpkg --list | grep totem
ii  libtotem-plparser10                  2.22.3-1                     
Totem Playlist Parser library - runtime version
ii  totem-common                         2.22.2-5                     
Data files for the Totem media player
ii  totem-gstreamer                      2.22.2-5                     A 
simple media player for the GNOME desktop based on GStreamer
ii  totem-mozilla                        2.22.2-5                     
Totem Mozilla plugin
ii  totem-plugins                        2.22.2-5                     
Plugins for the Totem media player

I regularly have more than one user logged in, and use the function for 
switching between users (e.g. I click `lock screen', the other user 
clicks `switch user', ...)

If a DVD is inserted while two users are logged in, multiple copies of 
totem are started automatically, one for each user who is logged in:

$ ps aux | grep totem
visitor  28722  3.8  0.6 335532 27788 ?        Dl   01:42   0:00 totem 
daniel   28724 38.5  1.8 604544 73836 ?        SLl  01:42   0:05 totem 

The video and audio is corrupted and CPU usage is higher/noisier, 
although the cause is not obvious.  Killing one of the two totem 
processes fixes all the problems and the picture and sound are normal.

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