[vlc-devel] Running vlc on a Sharp Zaurus PDA [arm-linux]

Nirnimesh nirnimesh at students.iiit.net
Sun Jan 30 18:21:01 CET 2005

I'm trying to compile and run VLC on my Sharp Zaurus 6000SL PDA, but I 
get a seg-fault while running.

I configure as shown below. I have the arm-linux-(gcc, g++, ld, etc) 
tools in my PATH. The --with-ffmpeg-tree, --with-dvbpsi-tree, 
--with-sdl-prefix, etc contain the corresponding libraries compiled for 
arm-linux. I used /opt/Qtopia/sharp as the --with-qte path because I was 
not able to get it done with /opt/qt-embedded-2.3.7 (qt.h not found).
The compilation goes on all fine (I had to remove some libjpeg.h) and I 
get the ARM vlc. But when I run it on the pda, the last few lines after 
which I get a seg-fault are:

main module debug: using demux module "ps"
main input debug: looking for a subtitle file in 
Documents/Image_Files/ 				( which is the path to the file to be played)
packetizer_mpegvideo packetizer debug: Size 320x240 fps=25.000
Segmentation Fault

My configuration is:

./configure --mandir=${prefix}/share/man \
         --infodir=${prefix}/share/info \
         --host=arm-linux \
	--target=arm-linux \
         --prefix=/usr --disable-plugins --disable-gtk --disable-gtk2 
--disable-gnome --disable-gnome2 --disable-qt --disable-kde 
--disable-xosd --disable-ogg --disable-tarkin --disable-tremor 
--disable-theorea --enable-qte --disable-x11 --disable-xvideo 
--enable-dummy --enable-v4l --enable-sout --enable-fb --enable-sdl 
--disable-oss --disable-alsa --disable-dvd --disable-dvdread 
--disable-vcd --disable-maxosx --disable-freetype --disable-a52 
--disable-faad2 --disable-flac --disable-libmpeg2 --enable-libdvbpsi 
--with-dvbpsi-tree=/home/surya/VLC/libdvbpsi3-0.1.4 --disable-mkv 
--enable-mad --with-mad-tree=/home/surya/PDA/libmad-0.15.1b 
--with-sdl-prefix=/usr/local/arm/2.95.3/arm-linux/usr --enable-ffmpeg 
--with-tuning=strongarm1100 --with-qte=/opt/Qtopia/sharp

Any ideas/suggestions? Has someone used vlc with qt-embedded? Where does 
opie fit in? My PDA desktop is Qtopia; for Opie, does that need to be 


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