[MPlayer-dev-eng] Vidix Status

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Feb 5 08:40:35 CET 2007

On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:22:02 -0500
Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:

> > Merging both vidix implementations is most welcome.  We've been talking
> > about this for years now, but there was never a volunteer to take on the
> > work.  If you do this it will be a valuable contribution.
> While we're at it, is anyone interested in making wrappers so that
> vidix drivers build as kernelspace modules? Running them in userspace
> is exceedingly stupid, requiring your movie player to run as root or
> else use kernel modules with root vulns (svgalib_helper).

Alex wrote the kernelhelper module long long ago. But it never
really worked. I never checked why it does not. I don't even 
know whether the vidix API is suitable for a kernel module.

				Attila Kinali

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