[MPlayer-users] Mplayer doesn't compile

Tor Olav Stava t-ol-sta at online.no
Fri Aug 26 11:06:11 CEST 2005

Rich Felker wrote:

>>Well, I've heard a lot of negative talk about NVidia drivers, but 
>>they've worked very well for me, except for compiling MPlayer. Trouble 
>>is to get any support anywhere in the Linux community when the kernel is 
>>marked tainted by NVidia. Don't really like their closed-source 
>>mentality, but what can we do? I'm in no way capable of writing an 
>>open-source driver for these cards, so just have to live with it, for 
>>now.. Enough off topic, I think. Will jump to another mailing list. ;)
>The free nv driver works perfectly well, as does the fb driver for
>nvidia cards, doesn't it? Anyway next time you buy hardware, buy
>something without this stupid nvidia mentality..
The only reasons I went with the NVidia card, was that it's ultra-cheap, 
and had TV-Out support. I don't really know if the nv driver support 
TV-out, coz I haven't tried. I'm using this machine to play movies, so 
TV is quite essential, and I couldn't get it working with my old ATI 
Rage 128. Setting up the NVidia for TV-out support was quite easy, and 
works flawlessly as long as I don't switch to console during an 
X-session, in which the console only outputs garbage. Exiting X, works 
though.. That, and the closed source, is about the only bad thing I've 
got to say about NVidia.
I also did a simple test with glxgears before and after installing the 
drivers, and framerate doubled with NVidia's drivers compared to nv.

Tor Olav

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