[MPlayer-users] libdha pci scan failure

Jeffrey Malone ieatlint at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 01:38:58 CET 2004


I am running all of this as root (however, the X server is running as
a user account).  But, the libdha test program is being run in root,
so it's entirely an issue with that -- it's not a permissions thing
that can be cured by the super user.

Also, the video card drivers have nothing to do with it because it is
a libdha problem.  Not to mention, the fglrx drivers are the official
ATI drivers (and also the only drivers available with the Radeon
hardware acceleration support -- so it's not a choice).

The use of the opengl video output driver does work, HOWEVER, I have
found it in my experience to be unstable and laggy.  If i move the
window or change workspaces, the system lags to hell for about 5
seconds.  Pretty annoying.  Vidix has worked in the past for me on
this system in previous environments.  Something about the current
environment is causing this, as to what that is is a complete mystery
to me.
Perhaps it's something to do with my kernel version
(gentoo-dev-sources' 2.6.9-r1) or the way I configured it.  In fact if
I had to out-right guess, my guess would be to that effect.  In part I
was hoping for someone to recognize the symptoms of it..


On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:27:33 -0500, D Richard Felker III
<dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 08:22:57PM -0600, Chris Cox wrote:
> > On Thursday 11 November 2004 05:19 pm, Jeffrey Malone wrote:
> > > Okay, this should be an interesting one, or a very stupid mistake on
> > > my part that I'm overlooking.
> > >
> > > So I install gentoo on my dell inspiron 8600 laptop which has an ATI
> > > RV350 Mobility Radeon 9600 M10 graphics card.
> >
> > I didn't know Dell used ATI graphics cards.  Now I am 100% sure I'll never buy
> > one of those.  I'll never deal with ATI cards again thank you.
> how stupid. you'd rather use nvidia's buggy binary drivers with no
> working tvout? the ati's dell uses are the best-supported laptop video
> out there, afaik. even the tvout works.
> now, that doesn't change the fact that dell sucks for many other
> reasons. but the ati video is their one good point.
> btw that comment about "checking ati for linux drivers" was really
> ignorant. besides the fact that drivers from vendors should never be
> used, we're talking about vidix here!! not x or something dumb like
> that.
> rich
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