[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Document pixmap corruption issues with xvidix (was: Re: Damaged background in WindowMaker)
arpi at thot.banki.hu
Thu Oct 31 12:51:14 CET 2002
> This driver was developed as X11's front end to VIDIX technology. It.
> - requires X server and can work only under X server.</LI>.
> + requires X server and can work only under X server. Note that, as it.
> + directly accesses the hardware and circumvents the X driver, pixmaps.
> + cached in the graphics card's memory may be corrupted. You can prevent.
> + this by using the XF86Config option "XaaNoPixmapCache" in the screen.
> + section.</LI>.
another, better workaround is limiting video mem size by a few (2-3) mb.
at least for cards with lots of video memory - for example 28mb is enough
for X (i have 32mb g400) so i never get mem corruption as x uses 0..27mb and
mga_vid/vidix uses 28..31
afair it's somewhere in the faq too, for mga_vid
A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team
Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu
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