Thank you for looking into this and sorry for confusion!
I just noticed that my issue happens only under Wayland. I configured
my system with Wayland and completely forgot about it. Now, I relogined
into Xorg session from GDM greeter and there was no such problem with
totem. Still, Wayland should be supported...
The issue is: when I click or drag on the contorls in the panel in the
bottom of totem, nothing happens, as if they are a picture. When I
double click on them, totem goes full screen or is restored from full
Because I realized that it is related to Wayland, I looked up totem
issues and found two similar reports:
Though, I am not yet sure what the cause really is.
У сб, 2022-05-28 у 17:20 +0200, Maxime Devos пише:
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> Maybe the description should state that additional formats are
> available from gst-plugins-bad may need to be installed? Though then
> bad plugins would be recommended ...
After some trial-and-error, I had installed gst-libav in my user
profile to play mp4 files. gst-plugins-bad is just one of the options.
After Debian, I am quite accustomed that totem is not playing "bad"
formats out-of-the-box, so there was no surprise here for me. The
synopsis could tell that the player is extensible and supports
additional formats through GStreamer plugins.
У сб, 2022-05-28 у 18:34 +0200, Maxime Devos пише:
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>(totem:147294): Gtk-WARNING **: 16:32:42.791: Could not load a pixbuf
> from /org/gtk/libgtk/theme/Adwaita/assets/bullet-symbolic.svg.
> This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not
> ** (totem:147294): WARNING **: 16:32:42.897: An error occurred trying
> to open logo org.gnome.Totem: Icon 'org.gnome.Totem' not present in
> theme gnome
> ^^^ icon problems
> (totem:147294): Totem-WARNING **: 16:32:42.898: Failed to acquire
> screensaver proxy: Failed to execute child process ?dbus-launch? (No
> such file or directory)
> ^^^ file names needing a substitute*
I do not see this when I start totem from terminal. Maybe that is
because I am using GNOME. I mean that I have the system configured with
(service gnome-desktop-service-type) and totem is installed as a system
For your reference, I attach what I get from the terminal when I start
totem from terminal, play a video from the library, click and double
click on controls, then close. I see nothing relevant there. The
error.log shows something related to plugins. The stdout.log shows how
totem fails to generate thumbnails for videos. I opened a different
$ LC_ALL=C totem 2>error.log
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/P6240066.MP4'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/P7280064.MP4'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/P8120531.MP4'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/HumanRights%20Zajcev%2020061005%2002.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV00157.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV00161.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV01854.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV01855.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV02835.MPG'
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///tmp/MOV02934.MPG'