[MPlayer-users] latest SVN wedges in tight loop with -vo xvmc
nr at eecs.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 2 01:06:57 CEST 2008
> > In getting ready for football season, I've tried to bring software
> > up to date. Bad idea! The ancient mplayer I was using with the
> > NVIDIA 1.0-7676 drivers worked, but the latest SVN mplayer wedges
> > at launch. strace shows it in a tight loop calling sched_yield()
> > as quickly as possible. Kill produces an error message, but it
> > continues to soak up 99% of CPU until killed with kill -9.
> > I'm using the NVIDIA XvMC library from the latest Linux drivers, i.e.,
> > NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09. I've attached a zip file contining the
> > output of mplayer -v and also the configure.log from the build.
> The log shows that your card is NV17 model.
> I own the same and I know that the latest version that
> works with it is 96.43.05.
I see. So it sounds as if I should go back to the nvidia web site,
get the nvidia 96.43.05 drivers (and library), recompile mplayer, and
things should work OK? Thank you for this very helpful information!
> You actually don't say that you are using 173.14 drivers,
> you say that you are using the library from 173.14...
Indeed I did not say, but I am in fact using both the kernel module, X
driver, and library all from 173.14.
> Taking parts from one driver and putting it in another
> would surely lead to problems.
> Next time read bugreports.html what is needed for debugging.
Ah, thank you --- I missed this at the end of the README file.
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