AW: [MPlayer-users] ati radeon 8500

daniel carter hedonist at
Sun Mar 10 23:32:02 CET 2002

Jukka Tastula wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Sunday 10 March 2002 19:35, Jakub Steiner wrote:
>>This is not to pour gas into a flame, but for me personally the nvidia
>>driver crashes when using a framebuffer console. switching over from X
>>to console freezes and sometimes even leaving X.
> Same here. Simply shutting down X and then startting it again causes the 
> thing to freeze before X comes up again.  I guess framebuffer is not a good 
> idea with nvidia :)
> I think it was said xv is only supported for geforce2, not all of nvidia 
> cards. 

What MB chipset you guys got?  And are you running the VESA fb or Riva fb?

I'm running VESA fb here with nvidia X driver and can switch back and 
forth no problems.  My old SMP machine with a Virge card always locked 
up if i switched out of X and then back to it though...

Cool about Xv, i didn't know the opensource driver supported it.

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