[MPlayer-users] problems after rh8.0 upgrade

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Wed Feb 5 20:20:31 CET 2003

On Wednesday, 05 February 2003, Brian Craft wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I just moved from rh7.1 to 8.0, and mplayer performance went through the floor.
> I'm getting video noise across the right half of the screen, and the system is
> struggling to keep up. Previously it had no problems at all.
> I'm running the same mplayer binary. Both cases use kernel 2.4.18, though the
> patch sets from redhat might be different. XFree has changed from 4.1.0 to
> 4.2.0. I've checked hdparm settings and mtrr.
> Any ideas?

1. Check that you've really enabled DMA for your CD/DVD drive (RH8 requires
you to insert ide-cd dma=1 in /etc/modules.conf)
2. Your video driver has changed, that may also be the cause of your problems.

Other than that, RTFbugreports.html.

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