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

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Tue Jan 27 21:39:47 CET 2004

WieslawKierbedz at farba.eu.org wrote:

> 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.)


> 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.).

I've had to do it as root to get even this far. If I don't run as root,
instead of "Can't find chip" errors, I get "Error occurred during pci
scan: Operation not permitted" errors.

       The Wanderer

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