[MPlayer-users] mplayer and laptop + external monitor

Timothy Hamlin thamlin at zeus.nmt.edu
Tue Sep 16 16:48:34 CEST 2003

Greetings list, 

I'm running RH9 with kernel 2.4.20-20 on a Dell Inspiron 8100 with an "ATI 
Radeon Mobility 7500" video card and XFree86 4.3.0-2.  Installed the RH 


And they seem to work beautifully, with one exception.  When running the
laptop with it's built-in display all is perfect, however, when driving an
external display (in this case, I generally use my laptop more as a
desktop with a ViewSonic VG800 LCD display attached) the video (in the
"Mplayer - Video" window) is blank.  i.e., the video shows up still on the
laptop's display, but is blank for the same window on the external

Is this a bug in the radeon driver, or is it something mplayer is assuming 
about which video port to send the video to?


(PS -- Exact same "bug" in Ogle as well...)
Sorry if I missed this in the FAQ, I read it very late last night, and 
couldn't find anything...
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