[MPlayer-users] ATI Radeon 7000 with VESA driver

Richard Morey morey at banta.psyc.missouri.edu
Mon Aug 4 01:09:10 CEST 2003

On Sun, 2003-08-03 at 15:34, rcooley wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Richard Morey wrote:
> > I've got an ATI radeon 7000, and I use the VESA driver in my XFree86
> > configuration so that I can get the TV out. I can watch divx movies if I
> My AiW Radeon 8500, as well as my Rage 128 works fine with '-vo 
> fbdev:xvidix'...  I would suggest you look into enabling fbdev. It works 
> much better for me than vesa (less distorted picture on TV-out).

How do I do this? When I change the driver to fbdev in XF86config says
that it can't find /dev/fb0.


> Also, I would suggest you spend $20 (or more) on getting an NVidia card, 
> since their drivers support TV-out under Linux/FreeBSD with X, and video 
> acceleration like XV & GL, etc.  You'll probably be much better off that 
> way.
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