Bug#618701: mplayer: does not start, X11 BadRequest, xcb_io.c

Moshe Yudkowsky moshe at pobox.com
Thu Mar 17 19:00:52 UTC 2011

Package: mplayer
Version: 2:1.0~rc4.dfsg1-2
Severity: important

After taking the latest Debian "aptitude safe-upgrade," I get the 
following error message any time I play an AVI or MKV file:

$ mplayer -msglevel all=6  foo.avi

<text elided, start of VO section:>

VO: [gl] 624x352 => 624x352 Planar YV12  [fs]
VO: Description: OpenGL
VO: Author: Reimar Doeffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
geometry window parameter: widw: 562, widh: 352, scrw: 1920, scrh: 1200
geometry set to width: -2147483648,height: -2147483648, xoff: 
+-2147483648, yoff: +-2147483648, xper: 50, yper: 50
geometry set to width: -2147483648,height: -2147483648, xoff: 679, yoff: 
424, xper: 50, yper: 50
[gl] GLX chose visual with ID 0x2b
[gl] Running on OpenGL 'GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2' by 'NVIDIA 
Corporation', version '3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.31'
[gl] Settings after autodetection: ati-hack = 0, force-pbo = 1, 
rectangle = 2, yuv = 1
[gl] Creating 624x352 texture...
[gl] Resize: 1920x1200
*** [eq2] Allocating mp_image_t, 624x352x12bpp YUV planar, 329472 bytes
XXX initial  v_pts=0.000  a_pos=8640 (0.537)
*** [eq2] Allocating mp_image_t, 624x352x12bpp YUV planar, 329472 bytes
*** [vo] Exporting mp_image_t, 624x352x12bpp YUV planar, 329472 bytes
X11 error: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Type: 0, display: 0xc2f870, resourceid: 4000002, serial: 7b
Error code: 1, request code: 80, minor code: bb
mplayer: ../../src/xcb_io.c:657: _XRead: Assertion `dpy->xcb->reply_data 
!= ((void *)0)' failed.

Even just a help message gives a warning message:

$ mplayer --help
mplayer: Symbol `ff_codec_bmp_tags' has different size in shared object, 
consider re-linking
Warning unknown option skin at line 102

I've marked this as "important" on the theory that others have not been 
complaining, and therefore some local interaction is giving me this 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
   APT prefers unstable
   APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mplayer depends on:
ii  libaa1             1.4p5-38              ascii art library
ii  libasound2         1.0.23-2.1            shared library for ALSA 
ii  libaudio2          1.9.2-4               Network Audio System - 
shared libr
ii  libavcodec52       5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0 library to encode decode 
ii  libavformat52      5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0 ffmpeg file format library
ii  libavutil50        5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0 avutil shared libraries - 
ii  libc6              2.11.2-13             Embedded GNU C Library: 
Shared lib
ii  libcaca0           0.99.beta17-1         colour ASCII art library
ii  libcdparanoia0     3.10.2+debian-10      audio extraction tool for 
ii  libdca0            0.0.5-3               decoding library for DTS 
ii  libdirectfb-1.2-9            direct frame buffer 
graphics - sha
ii  libdvdnav4         4.1.3-7               DVD navigation library
ii  libdvdread4        4.1.3-10              library for reading DVDs
ii  libenca0           1.13-3                Extremely Naive Charset 
Analyser -
ii  libesd0            0.2.41-8              Enlightened Sound Daemon - 
ii  libfontconfig1     2.8.0-2.1             generic font configuration 
ii  libfreetype6       2.4.4-1               FreeType 2 font engine, 
shared lib
ii  libfribidi0        0.19.2-1              Free Implementation of the 
ii  libgcc1            1:4.5.2-6             GCC support library
ii  libgif4            4.1.6-9               library for GIF images 
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [l 7.10-4                A free implementation of 
the OpenG
ii  libjack0 [libjack- 1:0.120.1+svn4142-1   JACK Audio Connection Kit 
ii  libjpeg62          6b1-1                 The Independent JPEG 
Group's JPEG
ii  liblircclient0     0.9.0~pre1-1          infra-red remote control 
support -
ii  liblzo2-2          2.04-1                data compression library
ii  libncurses5        5.8+20110307-1        shared libraries for 
terminal hand
ii  libogg0            1.2.0~dfsg-1          Ogg bitstream library
ii  libopenal1         1:1.12.854-2          Software implementation of 
the Ope
ii  libpng12-0         1.2.44-2              PNG library - runtime
ii  libpostproc51      5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0 postproc shared libraries
ii  libpulse0          0.9.21-4              PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libsdl1.2debian    1.2.14-6.1            Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsmbclient       2:3.5.8~dfsg-1        shared library for 
communication w
ii  libspeex1          1.2~rc1-1             The Speex codec runtime library
ii  libstdc++6         4.5.2-6               The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libsvga1           1:1.4.3-30            console SVGA display libraries
ii  libswscale0        5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0 ffmpeg video scaling library
ii  libtheora0         1.1.1+dfsg.1-3        The Theora Video 
Compression Codec
ii  libvdpau1          0.4.1-2               Video Decode and 
Presentation API
ii  libx11-6           2:1.4.1-5             X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6           2:1.2.0-2             X11 miscellaneous extension 
ii  libxinerama1       2:1.1.1-1             X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxt6             1:1.1.1-1             X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxv1             2:1.0.6-1             X11 Video extension library
ii  libxvmc1           2:1.0.6-1             X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86dga1       2:1.1.2-1             X11 Direct Graphics Access 
ii  libxxf86vm1        1:1.1.1-1             X11 XFree86 video mode 
extension l
ii  zlib1g             1:      compression library - runtime

mplayer recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mplayer suggests:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-6    high-quality block-sorting 
file co
ii  fontconfig                    2.8.0-2.1  generic font configuration 
pn  mplayer-doc                   <none>     (no description available)
ii  netselect                     0.3.ds1-15 speed tester for choosing a 
fast n
ii  ttf-freefont                  20100919-1 Freefont Serif, Sans and 
Mono True

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf changed:

-- debconf information:
   mplayer/replace-existing-files: false
   mplayer/voutput: autodetect
   mplayer/rtc: false
   mplayer/ttfont: Sans
   mplayer/dvd_device: /dev/cdrom

Moshe Yudkowsky * moshe at pobox.com * www.pobox.com/~moshe
"It is inconsistent with the traditions of the country that [the people's]
knowledge of arms should be used ... to do what a particular group
of men might at the time think it was best to do." -- Woodrow Wilson

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