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From: Michael Sullivan <msulli1355@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT - New kernel and now xv won't work with mplayer
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:28:54
1 First off, this has probably been discussed before, but I can't find it
2 on google. I've spent the last several hours searching for the answer
3 to this and I can't find it.
5 I recently switched from a gentoo-sources-2.6.30-r8 kernel to a
6 gentoo-sources-3.2.1-r2 kernel. A lot of my processes were freezing up
7 with a DL+ ps status and I read somewhere that uninterruptible sleep was
8 suspected to be the fault of the kernel. I had 3.2.1-r2 source sitting
9 on my hard drive and I tried building it on my wife's computer and was
10 very happy with the results I saw there. Her computer couldn't even run
11 emerge without going into state D+. After booting with the 3.2.1-r2
12 kernel I had no problems running an emerge -uD world on it. So far I am
13 very happy with 3.2.1-r2 on my PC except for one thing: xv doesn't seem
14 to work anymore. On my old kernel, and indeed every kernel I've run on
15 this computer since 2005 xv has worked. I haven't changed any hardware
16 in this computer recently or ever. When I run mplayer I see this in the
17 output:
19 [VO_XV] It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
20 [VO_XV] Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read
21 [VO_XV] DOCS/HTML/en/video.html#xv!
22 [VO_XV] See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers.
23 [VO_XV] Try -vo x11.
24 Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
27 I kept reading about xvinfo included in XFree86 distribution. I use
28 xorg-x11. I found out that xvinfo can be emerged. I did so and it said
29 this:
31 X-Video Extension version 2.2
32 screen #0
33 no adaptors present
36 which shouldn't be right because I've been using xv with mplayer for
37 years. I assumed then that it was a module problem somewhere. I hadn't
38 run a qlist -I -C x11-drivers/ recently so I did and remerged all the
39 packages there.
41 My video card info from lspci -v:
43 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL
44 Integrated Graphics Controller (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
45 Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 5647
46 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
47 Memory at ffa00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
48 I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
49 Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
50 Memory at ffa80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
51 Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
52 Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
53 Kernel modules: i915
55 I can successfully modprobe the i915 module. Everything that can be is
56 built with the xv USE flag on. Is there anything else I
57 need to do to get my xv to work with mplayer?


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] OT - New kernel and now xv won't work with mplayer Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>
[gentoo-user] Re: OT - New kernel and now xv won't work with mplayer Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.com>