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.
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 ...