OK, have this LMDE intall. brand new. did all the upgrades to make it as up to date as possible which means it came up with the upgrade to kernel 3.0.1 Ithink it is.
This install will play audio files no problem.
picture files open, no problem
regardless of video playback app, it will not palayback any type of video file correctly.
What happens is that it will start to playback. you will see about 1 to 2 seconds of video then everything completely freezes up. it allows no keyboard input at all.mouse input allows it to move onscreen, but no click input.
this happens identically in 2.6. kernel as well.
I have an older nvidia card (about 3 years old) and I thought perhaps it was the nouvuea or whatever that floss video driver is called, having trouble.. went to install nvidia-glx and played video, same freezeup. had to hit hard restart button on pc
upon reboot, 3.0 kernel does not like nvidia-glx being installed.
kernel 2.6. will boot with it however (still no video file playvback) and al lnvidia files were removed via synaptic. (they were installed via synaptic as well)
Back to square one.
might someone help me figure out this issue. I am continuing to search the forum, but if this sounds familiar to you or you have a solution, I'd love to hear it.
Currently this appears to be the only problem this install is having.