[SOLVED] desktop freezing when skipping video

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samoa
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[SOLVED] desktop freezing when skipping video

Post by samoa » Sun May 27, 2018 6:17 am

I've searched on google but I didn't found anything. I don't even know what could be the problem, but my OS starts freezing when I watch higher quality videos when I try to skip to a part of the video. Then even if I close the player my OS is freezing... when you move the mouse it just jumps when it moves opening any application or even a browser takes ages and the only thing I can do is reboot from the terminal. This happens in VLC and the default video player.

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System:    Host: samo-H270-HD3 Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: H270-HD3 v: Default string
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: H270-HD3-CF v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: F1 date: 11/22/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28800
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 3600 MHz 2: 3600 MHz 3: 3600 MHz 4: 3600 MHz 5: 3600 MHz 6: 3600 MHz
           7: 3600 MHz 8: 3600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.24 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-26-generic
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2120.4GB (14.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: KINGSTON_SUV400S size: 120.0GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 11G (62%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
           ID-2: /home size: 459G used: 260G (60%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:40C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 217 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 1133.1/15999.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
I really can't figure this out and it doesn't even help if I kill -9 vlc after it freezes.
Last edited by samoa on Mon May 28, 2018 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Hoser Rob
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Re: desktop freezing when skipping video

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun May 27, 2018 9:56 am

I use smplayer, rarely vlc and frankly I don't even remember what the default video player is. But assuming that's the right Nvidia driver (did you get it from Driver Manager?), I'd look at the settings for those media players and check if you have the right video output module selected.

I'd also try turning off precise seeking.

You may not have the right kernel version for your nvidia card, but there are others here who know a hell of a lot more about nvidia than I do.

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Re: desktop freezing when skipping video

Post by samoa » Mon May 28, 2018 2:09 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:56 am
I use smplayer, rarely vlc and frankly I don't even remember what the default video player is. But assuming that's the right Nvidia driver (did you get it from Driver Manager?), I'd look at the settings for those media players and check if you have the right video output module selected.

I'd also try turning off precise seeking.

You may not have the right kernel version for your nvidia card, but there are others here who know a hell of a lot more about nvidia than I do.
Thanks! The smplayer works perfectly.

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