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When I try to play a video in vlc, totem or banshee, it immediately logs me out. Sometimes this happens when I try to full screen the video. This seems to happen only after upgrading to ubuntu 11, and happens for multiple kinds of files, like avi and m4v. The motherboard is Asus a8v-mx. Please help me fix my ubuntu installation. Thanks.

Here are the relevant entries from syslog:

21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.157457] powernow-k8: Hardware error - pending bit very stuck - no further pstate changes possible
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.158634] powernow-k8: transition frequency failed
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.264015] powernow-k8: failing targ, change pending bit set
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.306466] agpgart-amd64 0000:00:00.0: AGP 3.0 bridge
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.306489] agpgart-amd64 0000:00:00.0: putting AGP V3 device into 8x mode
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.306562] pci 0000:01:00.0: putting AGP V3 device into 8x mode
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.372044] powernow-k8: error - out of sync, fix 0x2 0xa, vid 0x4 0x4
May 1 21:12:27 enlightenment kernel: [ 488.372055] powernow-k8: ph2 null fid transition 0xa
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 1987 of process 1987 (n/a) owned by '105' high priority at nice level -11.
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Supervising 1 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 1988 of process 1987 (n/a) owned by '105' RT at priority 5.
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Supervising 2 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 1989 of process 1987 (n/a) owned by '105' RT at priority 5.
May 1 21:12:30 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Supervising 3 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
May 1 21:12:32 enlightenment gdm-simple-greeter[1975]: Gtk-WARNING: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.24.4/gtk/gtkwidget.c:5687: widget not within a GtkWindow
May 1 21:12:32 enlightenment gdm-simple-greeter[1975]: WARNING: Unable to load CK history: no seat-id found
May 1 21:12:34 enlightenment gdm-session-worker[1978]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_value_get_boolean: assertion `G_VALUE_HOLDS_BOOLEAN (value)' failed
May 1 21:12:38 enlightenment gdm-session-worker[1978]: pam_sm_authenticate: Called
May 1 21:12:38 enlightenment gdm-session-worker[1978]: pam_sm_authenticate: username = [rama]
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 2108 of process 2108 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Supervising 4 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment pulseaudio[2108]: pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 2111 of process 2108 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
May 1 21:12:39 enlightenment rtkit-daemon[1304]: Successfully made thread 2112 of process 2
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"This seems to happen only after upgrading to ubuntu 11" - Is it 11.04 or is it still in Beta 11.10? Am guessing 2 things here. Either is 11.04 from the "May 1" mentioned in the output. Or an Alpha special version of 11.10. I'll go with 11.04. –  Luis Alvarado Oct 5 '11 at 21:07
    
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Don't know how much i am correct, but, resolved the problem changing the output video driver to x11 in the following manner:

  1. smplayer: Options --> Preferances--> Video --> Output Driver --> x11(slow)
  2. vlc: Tools --> Preferences --> Video --> UNCHECKED Accelerated Video Output Now the Videos are playing on FULL-SCREEN without logging off.

As of totem movie player, couldn't find this option, how to change.

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That just caused a worse problem. Vlc is not responsive and in fact the whole system is so slow to respond to user input that it's practically unusable -- even to kill vlc. I had to do a hard reboot, and install ubuntu 10. Thanks for your help, anyway –  Kartick Vaddadi May 21 '11 at 21:38

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