[Mplayer-users] Voodoo3 with XVideo extension

Dag B dag at bredband.no
Sun Apr 22 12:50:03 CEST 2001

Erlend Steinsvik wrote:
> > Another thing came into my mind, try removing .depend files from main/ dir
> > and all subdirectories and issue make, you have to do that several times
> > until it works! (just issue make as often until it works).
> Hmm. great. It seems to work this time, however, I met another problem.
> First of all, for some peculiar reason, the Xv.h and Xvlib.h headers were
> not included in my XFree86 installation, so I copied them from the source
> tree to /usr/include/X11/extensions. The compilation no longer complained
> about those now, BUT I get another message:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot open -lXv: No such file or directory
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [mplayer] Error 1
> What is this -lXv ? Why don't I have it on my system.

Because it isn't normally built/installed by xfree86. 
Do this:

su -
cd /usr/X11R6
ld --whole-archive -shared -o libXv.so libXv.a
ld --whole-archive -shared -o libXxf86dga.so libXxf86dga.a
ld --whole-archive -shared -o libXxf86vm.so libXxf86vm.a

You're done.

Dag B

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