Re: MPlayer broken under 2.6.15-rc7-rt1?

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Lee Revell (on Sun, 01 Jan 2006 13:57:14 -0500) wrote:
>On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 14:31 +0000, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
>> On Sunday 01 January 2006 09:14, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2005-12-31 at 20:29 +0200, Bradley Reed wrote:
>> > > I have tried MPlayer versions 1.0pre6, 1.0pre7, and cvs from today and
>> > > they all work fine under 2.6.14 and 2.6.14-rt21/22.
>> > >
>> > > I booted into 2.6.15-rc7-rt1 and the same MPlayer binaries segfault on
>> > > every video I try and play. Yes, I have nvidia modules loaded, so won't
>> > > get much help, but thought someone might like to know.
>> >
>> > you know, you could have done a little bit more effort and reproduced
>> > this without the binary crud... it's not that hard you know and it shows
>> > that you actually care about the problem enough that you want to make it
>> > worthwhile for people to look into it.
>> REPORTING-BUGS should probably be fixed to make the points you repeatedly have 
>> to make. I agree 100% that people should not be reporting easily reproducible 
>> bugs with proprietary drivers loaded; what's a reboot to them?
>> Let's add something to REPORTING-BUGS about tainted kernels and/or proprietary 
>> drivers. A quick grep of this file from 2.6.15-rc6 gives me no hits for 
>> "proprietary", "tainted" or "binary".
>Heh, wow, that's a serious omission.  It would explain why so many users
>post tainted bug reports then act like we're fanatics for telling them
>not to do that ;-)

Historically this was covered in the kernel FAQ, see

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