[MPlayer-users] Re: mplayer > 1.x doesn't recognize my radeon cardwith vidix

Patrick Libuda patrick_libuda at web.de
Sat Apr 10 14:29:21 CEST 2004

"MPlayer usage questions, features,  bugreports" <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu> schrieb am 09.04.04 22:22:39:
> > 
> > under mplayer, latest cvs as well as any 1.X-rcX versions, i get with
> > mplayer -v -vo cvidix file_name.avi:
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > vidixlib: PROBING: /usr/local/lib/mplayer/vidix/radeon_vid.so
> > [radeon] Can't find chip
> I can run it from latest CVS builds fine myself 
> (find the chip which is your issue)
> as root ran
> #scanpci
> ...
> pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5157
>  ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]
> I seem to have the same chip as you onboard
> your mesage comes from vidix/drivers/radeon_vid.c
> if(err && verbose) printf(RADEON_MSG" Can't find chip\n");
> so it appears there was an error
> it was not immediate during pci_scan because you would have seen
> Error occurred during pci scan:
> sets err to ENXIO
> cycles through all the pci devices it found 
> - need to check (should be at least 1) 
> checks if vendor matches VENDOR_ATI or 0x1002
> - need to check (must be true for your card) 
> if yes checks if device_id matches one in list ati_card_ids 
> - need to check yours if it is in the list libdha/pci_ids.h
> #define DEVICE_ATI_RADEON_RV200_QW                      0x5157 
> /*Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]*/
> this part never succeded or you would see 
>  found chip message
> please can you do some debugging?
> good luck
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another thing he could try is to go back to starting MPlayer in administrator mode (open console, type "sux", enter password, type gmplayer.). It worked beautifully for me. (MPlayer 1.0pre3)

One thing I noticed was the drastic quality difference between using the XFree drivers and ATI's own drivers. With ATI's own drivers playback quality was on par with programmes like WinDVD. With the XFree drivers things looked rather pixelish and lacked detail.
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