Garbled screen with VDPAU playback and h264
Submitted by Simon Gebler
Assigned to Default DRI bug account
Created attachment 102577 dmesg output
Whenever I try playing a h264 encoded movie, the system/X11 locks up completely with 3 different symptoms. X freezes, I might be able to move the mousecursor (which doesn't change), was able to log in to the machine remotely and reboot it. X freezes first, full screen is garbled just a few seconds later. Additionally I might be able to move some square, which is likely the "cursor".. garbled as well. I must be honest I didn't try logging in remotely there yet, if the machine itself is still alive.
Machie is running: Linux 3.15.4 from the repo and tried on a 3.16rc4 today (Installed that to test against a kernel bug) Xorg is 1.15.2 mesa is 10.2.3 mplayer is SVN-r37224
I tried a mpeg2 video and played it just fine
( mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffmpeg12vdpau
I also got two h264 files and it freezes/garbles every time there
mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau
It reliably just freezes the screen, with the mouse working for a while or completely garbles it. I also had an occurrence of the screen going garbled and then black, back to the garbled screen. Three times or something. Maybe he tried resetting the GPU or something; I don't know. Not sure if I can find any logs from that one.
Also: Haven't tried any other codecs yet, that might be supported.
Attachment 102577, "dmesg output":