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Old 01-27-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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Centos 6.5 - Where is Device Manager?


Hello

i just installed centos 6.5, i want to check weather my vga driver is correctly installed or not. because when i play a video, the vido is braking / slow motion.

i do not see a place where i can see all my devices and drivers like devince manager in windows.

pls advice.
 
Old 01-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Your video should be fine.

You might check to see what else is running though. video playback (assuming it is coming from a disk/cd) depends more on what else is doing I/O.

Now if the video is coming over the net... you likely have network bandwidth issues.

The usual place to see your video "drivers" will be by doing an lsmod... and a lspci.

The lsmod will list all loadable drivers that are active in some manner. The lspci will show the hardware you have installed (it is possible the selected video driver is not a good fit for the particular hardware, or the hardware is being treated as a generic rather than something for a specific target).

The only way to know would be to show a list of both.

You can also look in the system logs - specifically the Xorg.*.log files. This will show the errors, limitations, and warnings while the X server loads its own interface to the video drivers. It usually loads the correct one, but it is possible a specific one is not installed. But, again, not knowing what you have makes it hard to make recommendations.

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Old 01-27-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by skoda View Post
Hello

i just installed centos 6.5, i want to check weather my vga driver is correctly installed or not. because when i play a video, the vido is braking / slow motion.

i do not see a place where i can see all my devices and drivers like devince manager in windows.

pls advice.
1. this is not MS Windows.
2. You failed to provide any details about your hardware, how can we know anything about your system if we dont know what hardware you are using?
3. have you properly installed all of the 3rd party codecs that are required to play the types of video you are watching?
4. what application are you using to play the video?

as for checking your hardware, install lshw and run that with a >> into foo and read the output via cat | less that will give you 10x the detail MS "Device Manager" ever dreamed of supplying.
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hai folks,

here we go.

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#lspci
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 03)
ill check your other suggessions as well.

btw, i am using the wine based vlc media player.
because i installed vlc mediaplayer via yum, but that is not openning when i click the start menu shortcut.

updated : when i try to play a mp4 file via mplayer, it shows H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec is require.
when click search, it was showing the codech, when click install, it says downloing. but progress bar is not moving after 10% or so.

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The playback of this movie requires a H.264 decoder plugin which is not installed.
update : i am trying google to find how to install that codec on my centos 6.5

Last edited by skoda; 01-27-2014 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2014, 03:04 PM   #5
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Hai folks,

yes, finally i installed the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codech and now it is cristal clear!!!

Thank you for the advises and valuable hardware related shell commands!!
 
Old 01-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #6
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glad the codec helped, but def. use the native VLC not the one via WINE.
 
  


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