Playing video on Sugar startup with VMETA

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Fri Feb 22 02:19:34 EST 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 6:31 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
<sridhar at> wrote:
> We're trying to make XO-1.75s play quality video on Sugar startup. Our
> solution involves installing the VMETA software on 12.1.0 and then
> loading the video in Totem using the Welcome activity hook in Sugar.
> As this is for marketing/instructional purposes, we need the process
> to be really slick:
>   1. XO loads with fully graphical boot animation (no console)
>   2. video loads and plays, with no chrome (toolbars, sidebars, etc.),
> high quality, full frame rate and complete A/V sync
>   3. Sugar loads as normal
> What we've found is that Totem segfaults when invoked with
> --fullscreen. It doesn't crash when loaded in a window, but there's so
> much chrome that it looks silly. Even a simpler gstreamer-based
> player, gst123, crashes soon after startup. I'm of the understanding
> that we need to be using a gstreamer player.

As of now yes.

> Is there anything that we can do to improve our present situation?

Can you please provide the patches, and media you are using to accomplish this?

Does totem --fullscreen segfault if run from a terminal under Sugar?

Please provide any logs that you can collect.


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