[MPlayer-users] Re: Re: Display is cut in half using xv

Dimitar Haralanov fulcrumusa at netscape.net
Wed Aug 13 04:58:45 CEST 2003


Thanx, that did it!! Upgradeing was a breeze when I used the rpms, I restarted X and mplayer showed the full screen when using xv.



Dan8827 <dan8827 at snet.net> wrote:

>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 11:54, Dimitar Haralanov wrote:
>> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>> I have the Rage 128 Mobility... I have not been able to figure out whether 
>> Mandrake 8 and Mandrake 9 have different drivers.
>> Has anyone else experienced this problem with Rage128 cards?
>I have a Rage Fury Pro card.  I'm running Redhat 8.0 and the GATOS ati.2
>(official releases, not cvs) driver.
>Redhat 8.0 recently released an update to XFree86, and installing it
>overwrote the GATOS driver.  I gave mplayer a try under the stock
>driver, to see what I was missing, and I from what I remember, I ran
>into this "half screen" problem.  (This would have been with xv.)  I
>immediately went back to the GATOS drivers, and the problem went away,
>so I can't give you too many specifics, mplayer output, etc.
>I have this half screen problem with xvidix, however, but have found a
>work-around.  Normally I use -vo xv, but when I have a video that's too
>much for my slow machine, I'll su to root, and play it with xvidix.  If
>I do that, I get the "half screen" display.  However, by playing a video
>as non-root and using -vo sdl, switching mplayer output to full screen,
>then quitting, then using -vo xvidix as root, the half screen problem
>goes away.  (Until I use -vo xv as non-root again.)
>Don't know why this happens, or why the work-around works, but it does.
>For those with ATI cards, more info on the gatos drivers here:
>dan8827 at snet dot net
>RTFM!!!  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
>Search:  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/cgi-bin/htsearch

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