Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug.

Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows:

[mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa

To make this setting stick, do the following:

Right-Click in the Xine window > Settings > Setup….

In the gui tab, change the Configuration experience level to Advanced, then hit Apply at the bottom of the window.

Next go to the audio tab, change the audio driver to use to alsa, hit Apply, then close the window.

Restart Xine and the problem should no longer occur.

Posted in: F10, Fedora, Miscellaneous, Multimedia, Setup, Software,


  • Mahony on December 12, 2008 - 05:05 AM

    Thanks, I was looking for this tip since I upgraded to F10. I could not figure out why it would not start. I reinstalled Xine a few times but only your tip helped.

  • Ivan on December 21, 2008 - 04:16 PM

    Thanks for the fix, worked like a charm! This is, however, only a workaround and i hope they fix this pulseaudio conflict soon.

  • mabier on January 3, 2009 - 12:00 AM

    thanks, it works, I can continue to use xine now,.

  • Gerts on January 15, 2009 - 04:16 PM

    Thanks a lot! I quite like Xine, as an engine and as frontend/gui.
    Now it works like a charm again, but I hope this pulseaudio thing gets fixed.

  • cara on January 16, 2009 - 05:17 PM

    Hey everybody, I have Fedora 10 64 bits installed and I can’t make xine works neither with this tip. Just after entering the command “xine -A alsa” the programa rapidly open and crashes again, returning the text

    [root@localhost ~]# xine -A alsa
    This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.5.
    (c) 2000-2007 The xine Team.
    Segmentation fault
    [root@localhost ~]#

    The instalation did not return any error. I have installed and properly running the programs Dragon Player, MPlayer and Movie Player, which (I guess…) indicates that all repositories are properly installed…What should I do ? Thank you all

  • Milena on February 26, 2009 - 01:01 AM

    Hello everyone
    I had a problem like that recently. I am using Fedora 10 64 bit, everything worked well after installation. I always used mplayer and vlc, never xine until now. When I started xine the first time it opened the configuration and crashed after a few seconds and caused the x server to crash as well. I simply force-quit x with ctrl alt backspace and logged back in. First I noticed my KDE4.2 desktop effects were gone and I couldnt activate them anymore, just got an error message “check compositing”. It seems the xine crash corrupted glx/opengl files (how’s that possible ?!), my nvidia config tool didnt even show glx info anymore (GF9500GT, 180.29 64bit driver). I had to reinstall the nvidia driver to fix it and the installer confirmed with another error msg that the x config got corrupted. However, it’s fixed now and works with alsa but this was really annoying. Anyone has experience with problems like that ?