On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 13:49 -0500, Andrew Barr wrote:
On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 12:53 -0500, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
> Regardless I unable to run mplayer (or Realplayer) for that matter
> without the display first freezing then going black followed by garbage
> along the bottom of the screen. A Control-Alt-Backspace does not stop X
> from running. The only way to recover the machine from this point is to
> reboot the system. I am still able to connect from a remote system, its
> just the display that has become unstable.
This is a known bug with the Xvideo textured video extension which was
fixed in the i810 X11 driver git tree. It hasn't been pushed to release
yet and most distros haven't picked up the fix. If I were you I'd file a
bug with Redhat. There's a bug on freedesktop.org
that should detail the
issue and the fix.
Also there was a thread on the xorg(a)lists.freedesktop.org mailing list
titled "i965 textured video crash" that discussed the issue and it's
eventual resolution in detail.