[PlanetCCRMA] Hydrogen on F10 crashes desktop when starting.

Sean Beeson seanbeeson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 08:04:59 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:58 AM, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr>wrote:

> Anyone having problems with Hydrogen on F10?
> Each time I try to start it from the desktop icon, it opens the splash for
> hydrogen, and the info window. the splash goes away, but when I click on OK
> on the info window for hydrogen, it immediately crashes the KDE, or Gnome
> desktop, bringing me back to the GDM login.
> Today I installed VLC, and after trying that with a DVD, I tried Hydrogen
> again, and for the first time I got Hydrogen to open. Played a few demo's,
> then closed it. Then opened Hydrogen again, but it's gone back to crashing
> the
> desktop as before.
> Anyone else seeing this behaviour? If so, any possible fixes.
> Hydrogen version is 0.9.3 from the rpmfusion repo
> Amd64 processor, but all distros installed are 32bit (i386)
> Pulseaudio is disabled with an: apt get remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
> Just also tried ssh'ing into F10 from my FC2 install, and running Hydrogen
> from FC2, and it works ok. perhaps it's a graphics problem on the F10
> install, but other GUI audio apps, ZynAddSubFX, MhWaveedit, Sonic
> Visualiser,
> etc, work without problems.
> Any hints as to why Hydrogen is always crashing the desktop on F10 (apart
> from
> one occasion) would be welcome.
> Nigel. <http://ccrma-mail.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/planetccrma>

All I can offer is that I am running fc10 64-bit on an AMD64 X2 and Hydrogen
has never failed on me whether I use Gnome, KDE or LXDE. However, I can not
get a DVD to play with anything--VLC or other. I still have Pulseaudio

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