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After a fairly long ordeal, I managed to get my NVIDIA FX 5200 to stabalize, after adding option "NvAGP" "1" to my xorg.conf. (This is FC3)
However, I am still expierencing video problems, but on a smaller scale.
The first problem is, as root, playing any file in MPlayer results in a green screen rather than video.
If I change output devices with -vo, it will display, but in all of the outputs I've tried, it has gone too slow, and mplayer displays the insufficient CPU speed message.
The second problem, when I play a regular mpeg file, as a non-root user, it will fail after awhile. It lasts up to an hour and half sometimes before problems occur. Error messages include, Signal 11: decode_audio, Signal 4: decode_video and segmentation faults.
Also, MythTV acts in much the same way as MPlayer. It will either cause a hard lockup, or either the frontend or backend will segmentation fault after a good amount of time.
I've set nothing weird in xorg.conf, other than the NvAGP setting, which I must use, or else it becomes ridiculously unstable.
I've tried disabling other things in the background, like ndiswrapper, and glx, but nothing seems to help.
I am totally at a loss. I really don't know that it has any relation to the video card, the entire system may be unstable, but I don't know of any other way to test.