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#1 2012-08-16 23:45:00

Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 3

VLC multiple instances problem

I have a user with Xubuntu 12.04 and VLC as the default player.  When a video DVD is in the drive and the computer is idle, it will occasionally open a new instance of VLC all by itself.  After a while there will be several VLCs, sometimes as many as 10 or more, running all at once, sitting at the DVD's menu.  I haven't seen it myself enough to notice a pattern.  Why is it doing this, and how can I fix it?  Thanks.


#2 2012-08-21 12:15:41

Registered: 2011-08-13
Posts: 267

Re: VLC multiple instances problem

Sounds like you DVD drive is periodically mount and unmount. Each time it launch vlc as if you insert a new disk. May be related to usb autosuspend feature ? Look in "dmesg" to try to trace what the cause ?
I don't think it is a Xfce specific problem so you may have better chance on Xubuntu forum ...

Last edited by angstrom (2012-08-21 12:17:04)

Xfce is NOT Xubuntu. Bugs in Xubuntu don't mean that Xfce is buggy ...


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