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Old 12-10-2003, 02:52 AM   #1
shinacalypse
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Exclamation help!! xine, mplayer, totem display problems


hi. im using mandrake 9.2 on a dual booting Dell Inspiron 2500 DVD-CDROM, which i recenlty upgraded its memeory and harddisk to 182MB and 20GB respectively.
ive been having problems with xine , mplayer and totem, in which they display, but with abig blue strip running in the middle of the display from top to bottom, and with the picture cut in half---what should be on the left is on the right and vice versa, with the big blue strip smack dab in the middle pf the screen.
this problem had been occuring before with MDK 9.1,but at atime i accutally got xine to work well. no strip in the middle bisecting the screen. i thought an pgrade would solve this, and tried to get other players (totem, mplayer). but sound etc all else is ok. just the picture display.

am i having hardware issues? or are some librariesfor X server, etc., missing? this now happens with all the video players installed.
HELP!! i dont want to be havig to boot to windows just cos i want to watch movies. im trying to leave Micro$haft completely.
I ran xine in command line and came up with these lines. hope they help..



This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.22.
(c) 2000-2003 The xine Team.
Built with xine library 1.0.0 (1-rc0a)
Found xine library version: 1.0.0 (1-rc0a).
XServer Vendor: Mandrake Linux (XFree86 4.3, patch level 23mdk). Release: 40300000,
Protocol Version: 11, Revision: 0,
Available Screen(s): 1, using 0
Depth: 24.
XShmQueryVersion: 1.1.
-[ xiTK version 0.10.5 [XMB]]-
-[ xiTK will use XShm ]-
-[ WM type: (EWMH) KWIN {KWin} ]-
Display is not using Xinerama.
main: probing <xv> video output plugin
main: probing <alsa> audio output plugin
load_plugins: failed to load audio output plugin <alsa>
main: probing <oss> audio output plugin
audio_oss_out: opening audio device /dev/dsp failed:
Device or resource busy
load_plugins: failed to load audio output plugin <oss>
main: skipping <none> audio output plugin from auto-probe
main: audio driver probing failed => no audio output
xine_interface: unknown param 10
xine_interface: unknown param 10
xine_interface: unknown param 10
xine_interface: unknown param 10
vo_scale: invalid ratio, using 4:3
vo_scale: unknown aspect ratio (0) in stream => using 4:3

and for totem:::
shinux@shinux shinux]$ totem
Benchmarking memcpy methods (smaller is better):
glibc memcpy() : 712633082
linux kernel memcpy() : 710071757
MMX optimized memcpy() : 744951295
MMXEXT optimized memcpy() : 417570786
SSE optimized memcpy() : 426295944
audio_oss_out: opening audio device /dev/dsp failed:
Device or resource busy
load_plugins: audio output auto-probing didn't find any usable audio driver.
vo_scale: unknown aspect ratio (8) in stream => using 4:3
umount: /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd is not mounted (according to mtab)

Last edited by shinacalypse; 12-10-2003 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:16 AM   #2
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I have the same problem with my Acer Travelmate 612 laptop running Mandrake 9.2.

I ran Mandrake 9.0 and never had this issue.

I noticed during the setup of 9.2 that my video settings are different than they were under 9.0 -- I only get thousands of colors instead of millions, though I don't know if this is related.

I'd be grateful if anyone know how to solve this.

- Andrew
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:44 AM   #3
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Are you able to use computer normally other than this issue ?? Do u see that blue strip in fullscreen or all the time /?

have you tried to run mplayer under kde only ?? Well mplayer gives problem if it is used under gnome.. ..
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:12 AM   #4
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For me, make no difference if it's full screen or not in Mplayer, though in a smaller window, all I see is blue.

I had the regualr 9.2 installation issues, including one time when I 'successfully' installed, but I couldn't get any graphical interface to start. (This is usually graphics driver-related, if I understand correctly -- but since it works now, I haven't research that one so closely.) So I re-installed one.more.time...and everything worked.

I haven't tried mplayer in Gnome -- I'm not sure if I even asked the Mandrake installer to include Gnome. I will go try it though...

thx

Andrew!
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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yes, i see the blue strip all the time, regardless of wether fullscreen or not.in fact, in window mode, ALL i can see is blue strip, its only in fullscreen i can still peek at the picture. and i run all my stuff in kde, so.... and every thing else works ok..except amsn. this is my only problem!!!

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Old 12-10-2003, 09:31 AM   #6
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Hello again.

I don't have gnome along in my current installation, but I had the exact same behavior using Ice WM and launching mplayer from a terminal. Blue box down the center and halves of the video on each side of the box.

How strange.

- Andrew
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:30 AM   #7
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Another note...

I installed the new 1.0.0 pre3 version of mplayer and got the same result.

I'm beginning to think more and more this is a video driver issue of some kind, but that's totally outside my area of expertise.

You see, I have no expertise within Linux!!!!

BTW, I have the Intel 815 video driver running, with 1024x768 resolution, 16 bits. This matches up with what the Mandrake Control Center thinks my video card setup is, this Intel PCI thingy.

- Andrew
 
Old 12-10-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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well, ithink i tend to agree with you, about vi deo driver issues.I wonder if anyone else out there can help us, andrew.its maddening having to switch to windows any time i want to watch something. this is all thats keeping me with Micro$haft.
-shinacalypse
 
Old 12-11-2003, 02:09 AM   #9
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shinacalypse,

Please post the video card and driver you're using. It could make it easier for someone to recognise a pattern and offer some help.

- A
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:28 AM   #10
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Hello,

I think this is the solution:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=86262

I'll post when I find out if this is the fix.

- Andrew
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:07 AM   #11
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Description: 82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]

Module: Card:Intel 815

thats my vga, which i think is quite like yours,andrew!!! is it an Intel issue?
ive been to the thread you noted, but how do i use the info there?
even mo' confused,
shinacalypse

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Old 12-12-2003, 07:12 AM   #12
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Hello,

Yes, I'm in a similar sort of a pickle regarding how to actually apply this patch to the video driver. This is one of those really basic sorts of Linux things that has fallen through the cracks for migrants from windows.

There are many things (like compiling programs yourself) that just seem like magic, since you just follow the directions, often without understanding what you're doing. However, there's much more documentation on compiling.

Sooo, if anyone out there can guide us through this process, it'd be appreciated.

In any case, I'm going to go off and create a new post under the Xfree86 banner, since this thread really sort of has the wrong subject now that we know what we know.

- A
 
Old 12-12-2003, 07:21 AM   #13
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Here's the new thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=125195

- A
 
  


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