[MPlayer-users] Mplayer doesn't compile

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Aug 26 10:32:40 CEST 2005

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 01:00:54AM -0700, RC wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:49:29 +0200
> Tor Olav Stava <t-ol-sta at online.no> wrote:
> > Maybe not the cause of the roubles, but I discovered during my LFS/
> > BLFS build that installing the drivers from NVidia will brake the
> > build of MPlayer. Reason is that NVidia replaces a few GL header
> > files. 

The headers in the 7667 package have cause no trouble so far, though I
have deleted the headers from Mesa first (the ones in
/usr/X11R6/include, the nVidia ones go into /usr/inlcude it seems).

> Slightly off the subject, but I find that NVidia's drivers get a bad
> wrap, as they end-up being the canary in the coal mine.  If your
> hardware is buggy, a failing video driver is usually the first visible
> clue... If your Linux system/kernel is poorly configured, the video
> driver may be the first program you install which exhibits problems.
> etc.

Even without that there are enough bugs left. That in itself is not the
problem (I guess we all know how many bugs there are in MPlayer and
still like it), but I am very uncomfortable with the fact that the kernel
module is so huge and that almost all of it is closed source. I am
certain at least this could be done better.

Reimar Döffinger

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