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Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Jinaum » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:46 am

So I used mixxx last friday, no problem.
Today it freezes. I start it up and it's frozen instantly then greyed out when I click the window. Waiting it out doesn't help either, it just stops answering. I have to force close it.

I've tried reinstalling, opening as admin, adding it to my trusted list in security, added latest nvidia driver update, different versions. Nothing.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to solve this?
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby daschuer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:05 pm

On which OS are you?

You may try to start Mixxx with an alternative settings path, to run it with default setting.

Start Mixxx with
mixxx --settingsPath newMixxxSettings
From a command prompt.
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Jinaum » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:17 am

daschuer wrote:On which OS are you?

You may try to start Mixxx with an alternative settings path, to run it with default setting.

Start Mixxx with
mixxx --settingsPath newMixxxSettings
From a command prompt.



To run the via the prompt works. Seemingly no hiccups. Only that I have to set up everything again it doesn't freeze atleast on me.

I use 64 windows 10 os

Edit: I needed the lame but mixxx.org has been down most of the day. Now that I installed it. Mixxx doesn't work anymore and freezes just the same even if I use the promt. Tried to removing the files, didn't work. Also tried reinstalling but alas, the promt did not work. It just instantlly freezes after start up.
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Jinaum » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Well not it works.

I redid the promt and just for the heck of it tried to add another new. It worked. mixxx --settingsPath newMixxxSettings changed into mixxx --settingsPath newnewMixxxSettings

What I found was the problem was closing mixxx on my second screen. As long as I don't close it there, it seems to work fine. Tried to close it and reopen it several times. Changed the language as my default is in swedish and I want it in enlish. At first I thought that was the problem but seems to be the closing of the other screen.
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Be. » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:26 pm

Interesting. After you have gotten it to freeze with one --settingsPath, try using that same --settingsPath and add --safeMode. This will disable the OpenGL widgets (waveforms and spinnies).
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Jinaum » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:52 pm

Adding the --safeMode in the end works opening it on the other screen. Even if I closed it on the other screen I can restart it with that promt.
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Be. » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm

Hmm, maybe there is a bug in NVidia's driver. When you start with --safeMode, try going to the Waveforms preferences and picking different waveform renderers, then restarting without --safeMode. Let us know which renderers work and which don't.
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby Jinaum » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:10 pm

That did it. It was set to filtered.
I set it to the first rbg one and poof. Now it works. All of the rbg works for me.

Only left strange thing is that when closing down Mixxx it freezes and stops repsonding. But I can live with that :P
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Re: Mixxx freezes on startup

Postby daschuer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:23 am

If you have some extra time, it would be greate to investigate this further.

Start Mixxx under gdb like described here:
https://www.mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/creating_backtraces

Once it freezes, press Ctrl+c to see a backtrace.
Post it here.

Thank you.
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