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Hey guys. I have just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop.
Here is a brief spec:
Packard Bell EasyNote E3 242
AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+ Barton
256Mb DDR PC2100 SODIMM
40Gig hard drive
ENE Flash memory port
VIA KN266 ProSavageDDR Video Chipset.
I'm having problems with DVD playback. I've tried using all the movie players built into Mandrake, and i keep getting lines round the edges of the stuff on the screen.. It looks as tho its interlaced and looks terrible.. i can make out what everything is, but this is annoying me. Is there a way to correct this problem? I have the probo S3 driver installed.
I installed all the packages associated with it.. when i clicked Xine to install, it bought up a dialogue box saying install this such and such.. so naturally, like any other person new to linux, just clicked yes lol
I can't seem to get rid of the interlacing on both programs, and i dont have OpenGL as a driver option in the list of Video Drivers to use, so i picked Xv, maybe im doing something totally wrong.
Xine is replaying the video correctly. The problem is your computer monitor is a non-interlaced display, while your television is an interlaced display. The image would look fine replayed on a television screen. De-interlacing is a software process to try and remove the tearing you see from motion in interlaced video on a non-interlaced screen. The quality of that depends on how much motion there is in the video, and the software filter used to try and de-interlace it.
thank you for the details m_yates. So its my monitor thats causing the problem then! de-interlacing makes it look alot worse tho lol.
Thank you for all your help with this..
Another thing, i just read my XF86Config file, and there's no mention of AGP anywhere on it.... and XFdrak says my card is on a PCI bus. Is this normal? Does it mean my card is detected as PCI? if so, how do i enable agp??