[MPlayer-users] RTC Permission

Gábor Lénárt lgb at lgb.hu
Thu Jul 18 06:27:02 CEST 2002

It will be RTFM again ...

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 04:56:48AM +0100, Jose wrote:
> *Linux RTC init error: Permission denied
> Using usleep() timing*
> I already have been reading two emails from the mail list but didn't 
> work and one i didn't understand
> Can u help me with this?

Ignore it. This is because MPlayer is capable of using RTC [Real Time Clock]
for timing instead of software controlled usleep() method. However access to
RTC needs root privileges, so as user MPlayer can't do this, and
automatically falls back to usleep() method, so no problem (access to
/dev/rtc of course depends on the access rights of device entry /dev/rtc,
also you should compile RTC driver support into your kernel, also setting
interrupt rate higher than - by default - 64Hz needs root privileges EVEN if
you CAN access /dev/rtc). But again: no problem, mplayer will fall back to
use usleep() timing in case of failing using RTC driver ...

ALSO PLEASE RTFM! It's *IN* the documentation of MPlayer (as usual),
just browse documentation.html, search for word RTC, and you can read it.
Wow! Some seconds to find it ... Guys, PLEASE spend at least SOME seconds
to browse documentation for answer before you ask it on the mailing list ...
As you can inmagine documentation is written FOR YOU!!!! Not for us ...

- Gábor (larta'H)

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