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FS#62526 - [totem] Totem or Gnome-MPV do not play video in Gnome Wayland session

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Steffen Sindzinski (SteffenS) - Thursday, 02 May 2019, 04:50 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Friday, 17 January 2020, 13:41 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No



Totem or Gnome-MPV do not play video in Gnome Wayland session. It starts but when trying to play video an error comes up. In Gnome Xorg session all works well. I am using Nouveau driver. VLC and MPV work fine. I tried both packages from Extra and Flathub. On my Antergos PC also with latest packages it works fine but on a fresh Arch linux install on same machine same happens. My system was working fine until one month or so.

Additional info:

Totem 3.32.0-1
gnome-mpv 0.16-1
xf84-video-nouvau 1.0.16-1

Gdk-Message: 06:39:12.325: Error 71 (Protokollfehler) dispatching to Wayland display.

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Comment by Steffen Sindzinski (SteffenS) - Thursday, 02 May 2019, 04:53 GMT
The Antergos PC using AMD not Nouvau graphics drivers.
Comment by Pascal Migazzi (knard) - Saturday, 29 June 2019, 15:25 GMT
I'm facing the same issue on my desktop. I'm also using Nouveau driver (GT640). Totem crash when starting to play video. If I remove the .config/totem/session_state.xspf Totem will start till I select a video. If I use the X11 backend the application is working correctly (even during a wayland session).
Comment by Steffen Sindzinski (SteffenS) - Thursday, 11 July 2019, 11:07 GMT
It seems newer GTK versions do not support nouveau any more. Kodi crashes on both Wayland and X11. Nvidia driver needs to be installed.
Comment by Pascal Migazzi (knard) - Sunday, 19 January 2020, 11:28 GMT
I'm still facing the issue, as described in previous comment. If you need more information or logs, don't hesitate to ask.
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Sunday, 20 March 2022, 15:23 GMT
Several improvements have been made on the Wayland side.

Is this issue still valid?