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

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Sat Jan 31 13:54:11 CET 2004

Sascha Sommer wrote:
>>Actually, it seems that simply switching to a text console and back is
>>all that is needed to make xvidix show something (garbled or otherwise).
>>My running mplayer -vo cvidix was just incidental.
>>After further testing, the results seem to be the same for me with or
>>without the patch.
> So the back switching to X makes it work. Are you using the binary or the nv
> XServer?
> Or does anyone know what functions get called by the back switching
> Sascha

Hmm, to refine that a bit, it seems that _any_ vt switching makes it
work. Even if I switch to and from another X server that is running at
the same resolution.

It gets weirder, though. :) If I use ctrl-alt-+ to change resolution on
my normal X server, (from 1280x1024 to 1280x960), the window then
consists of three distinct horizontal bands, each occupying
approximately 1/3 of the window. the top 1/3 or the window is green, the
middle 1/3 is garbled, and the bottom 1/3 is gray. The garbled part is
then further divided into vertical bands. About 10 pixels' width on the
left edge belongs on the right edge. Moving to the right, about 30
pixels' width belongs on the left edge, and the rest is a repetition of
the rightmost pixels of that band.

Changing resolution down to 1152x864 replaces the garbled band with
green. Switching further makes the whole window green. No amount of
vt-switching seems to make the picture correct until I switch back to

I'm using the binary driver, version 1.0-5336.

I've got to go to bed, so my next response won't be until this
afternoon.... :)


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