[arch-general] Skype locks up my system, not even sysrq keys work

SanskritFritz sanskritfritz at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 17:03:01 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Mauro Santos
<registo.mailling at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if the graphics card you are using supports video decoding
> acceleration and if skype can make use of it, but at least here with the
> ati binary blob, I can only get video decoding acceleration for one
> video stream at a time, trying to decode 2 videos at the same time with
> video decoding acceleration results in a hard crash. I have never tried
> with skype and currently I'm using the free drivers so I have no way to
> test this. If this is true for your case it should be quite easy to
> reproduce.
> It might have been just a random crash caused by skype too, since it
> isn't the most stable piece of software you can use.

Thanks for this valuable advice again. I tested it, and indeed, when I
turn on another video, the system locks up after a while (not
immediately though).

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