[MPlayer-users] RH8: Can't Use VESA, Even As Root
Gjermund G. Thorsen
gjermund at comitas.no
Fri Feb 7 15:09:41 CET 2003
Or you can do as me, switch to debian GNU/Linux and use apt-get :-)
Haven't regretted so far ( 3 years now since I made the switch )
I also heard gentoo is a good choice.
Package maintenance should not have to go through #?.RPM
On fredag, feb 7, 2003, at 14:09 Europe/Oslo, Gjermund G. Thorsen wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> What about trying -vo /dev/fb0
> On fredag, feb 7, 2003, at 13:49 Europe/Oslo, Dan Yungk wrote:
>> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
>> Appreciate your input on this.
>> I don't believe it's related to su. That's one of several ways I've
>> tried to invoke VESA. Typically, I'll switch over to another console,
>> and log in from scratch. I had thought that perhaps being logged in
>> both a normal user on an X console, and as root on a text console,
>> have something to do with it, so I've rebooted and logged in as root
>> right from the start, still with no luck.
>> Is it possible that there's some device or file used that's
>> owned by my normal user ID? I know Redhat goes through some process
>> where it assigns ceretain devices to whoever is logged in. Perhaps
>> can't access them in such a case. Being somewhat new and self-taught
>> Linux, I don't know if this theory makes sense, but it's one of the
>> that I have right now.
>> Thanks again.
>> Increasing The Entropy Of The Universe Since 1972
>>> How are you su'ing to root?
>>> If you just do a plain 'su', then you still retain some attributes of
>>> the unprivileged account you came from. For example, whoami will
>>> 'old_user_name', rather than 'root'.
>>> Running 'su -' will run root's login scripts, etc. and you will
>>> to have logged onto the system as root. In this case, whoami will
>>> answer 'root'.
>>> I don't know what has changed between redhat 7 and 8, but the
>>> of 'su' may have.
>>> I don't think this is the real reason behind vidix working and VESA
>>> not, but it's worth a try. :)
>>> Chris J.
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> I've just switched from Redhat 7.0 to 8.0, and have run into a
>>>> problem using the VESA driver as root (as a means to output to TV),
>>>> which worked fine with RH7.
>>>> Typically on RH7, I'd switch over to a text console, log in as root,
>>>> activate TV-Out with the atitvout program, then run mplayer with the
>>>> -vo vesa:vidix option. This worked beautifully under Redhat 7, but
>>>> on Redhat 8, mplayer tells me that this requires root
>>>> though I'm logged in as root. With RH8, I can be in an X session as
>>>> a normal user, su to root, and successfully invoke xvidix from
>>>> a command line, but never VESA.
>> RTFM!!! http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
>> Search: http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/cgi-bin/htsearch
> RTFM!!! http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
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