[MPlayer-users] Null video output

Stephane Ascoet stephaneascoet at free.fr
Fri Mar 25 13:56:19 EET 2022

> I guess I should note that when we tried running mplayer with fb0
> permissions set to allow all users to read fb0

Hi, if I'm not wrong, your MPlayer try to display on the framebuffer. In others 
words, on a TTY window. I guess it's not what you want. I may be one of the 
last person on earth doing this on my old "General dynamics Itronix GObook"(and 
I'm amazed that it works not so bad! 
A good maner to show people how many things we can do in a Linux console and 
how much I can be nerdy).

You should try to put options to force it to use one the X-window based display 
mode, and if it doesn't work, it should give you a clue about what is 
missing(probably an X video driver or a MPlayer module)

Sincerely, Stephane Ascoet

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