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After an upgrade to Ubuntu Jaunty on my MSI wind, all video applications crashed with BadAlloc (If run from command line).

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~quack: Oops, wrong version number – Kyle Brandt Oct 21 '09 at 13:56
just checking, thx for clarifying :) – quack quixote Oct 21 '09 at 14:01
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The simple solution for me was to revert the intel driver and restart X with nohup sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

From this wiki post:

Add to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Then the following Commands:

$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xce90d8983e731f79
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4
$ nohup sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

This fixed vlc video, and my skype webcam on my MSI wind.

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