[MPlayer-users] MPlayer 0.90 and Matrox Millenium II

xi xizard at enib.fr
Wed Sep 3 01:57:06 CEST 2003

zimon at iki.fi wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 07:17:42PM +0100, Martin Collins wrote:
>>On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:24:04 +0200 (CEST)
>>Felip <drfelip at yahoo.es> wrote:
>>>I recently installed Libranet 2.7 (XFree86 version: 4.2.0) on an old
>>>computer with a Matrox Millenium II card (PCI, 4 MB). I tried
>>>compiling Mplayer 0.90 from source, but when I try playing movies,
>>>no image is displayed.
>>>It looks like no useful output drivers are installed: no svga, no
>>>xv, no x11... What can I do to play movies? In the past, the same
>>Does mga_vid work with the Millenium II? Try making in the
>>main/drivers/ directory and loading the resultant module before
>>configuring and making mplayer.
> No, mga_vid I remember right didn't work with Millenium-cards.
> Only output devices which I remember working with Millenium were: 
> x11, fbdev, directfb (somehow)
> To get fbdev work, one should have fbdev-modules loaded in kernel.
> # modprobe fbdev
> Also under X11, having 'Option "UseFBDEv"' in the "Device" section of
> /etc/X11/XF86Config file was a good idea. But note!, you won't be able
> to start X then if your kernel fb-modules does not work. (matroxfb_base,
> matroxfb_misc, ...)
> In /etc/modules.conf:
> # Matrox FB
> alias /dev/fb* fbdev
> alias /dev/fb/* fbdev
> alias fbdev matroxfb_base
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There is a patch for Xfree in order to add Xv support for Matrox 
millenium II
You can find this patch from Gabriele Gorla here: 
(the site seems to be currently down, I can provide the patch if 
necessary ; or better, contact the author: gorlik at acm.org


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