[MPlayer-users] nvidia/cvidix "Can't find chip" -- NOVIRUS

WieslawKierbedz at farba.eu.org WieslawKierbedz at farba.eu.org
Tue Jan 27 15:48:38 CET 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 06:50:23AM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> Joe Neeman wrote:
> >>You used "-vo cvidix:nvidia_vid", but what you want is "-vo
> >>cvidix:nvidia_vid.so" - i.e, provide the full filename, not just
> >>the part before the extension.
> >Ok, so now I get:
> >[nvidia_vid]: warning: forcing not supported yet!
> >[nvidia_vid] Can't find chip
> >vosub_vidix: Couldn't find working VIDIX driver
> >
> >Does this mean that vidix doesn't yet support my chip?
> I don't know, but I get the same. (If running as root, that is -
> otherwise it complains about inability to do a PCI scan and improper
> permissions.)
> "Forcing not supported" means, as far as I can tell, that the nvidia_vid
> VIDIX driver doesn't know how to let itself be forced to work, without
> scanning for the relevant hardware first; if you don't specify a VIDIX
> driver at all, you should get the "Can't find chip" message anyway, from
> a long series of different possible driver candidates, and "Couldn't
> find working VIDIX driver" after all of them fail. My best guess is that
> nvidia_vid either doesn't yet support the card(s) we have, or that it
> doesn't know how to recognize and/or locate them, which means it
> couldn't use them even if we *could* force it to try.
> I'd very much like a fix for this, but I don't know where to get started
> on it myself, or what information the relevant people would need - even
> if they were interested in making the effort.
> -- 
>       The Wanderer
Did you try to do it as root? I did - then it works. 
I suppose there is needed some workaround to enable it for
regular user. I did not find anyone (sudo, suid etc.).

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