Originally posted by Hammett
Well, in this case, maybe you have to tweak the kernel in order to get the propper voodoo modules to run...Otherwise, i don't know what the hell is going on there
I've read that forum, cuz I had the same problem.
After my first install,all worked fine, I didn't have the slow motion, and I had the full screen.
But then I tried to install on my fedora core 2, the famous ATI driver (which I couldn't since it uses Xorg and not Xfree86, and I'm not skilled enough to get it to work in that case).
I lost the full screen mode. and the -zoom option gets it to slow motion.
I tried to compile 2.6.6, from kernel.org. It compiled fine, but when I boot on it, it freezes at the network detection.
Anyway, I couldn't figure out what I did to loose a feature I had, and moreover, what I should do to get it back !!!!
Then I thought of the repository. Was I using the same as my first go? .... I read that some are good, some are less good... (Is there any procedures to check all of them, as a whole, which in the future won't matter where we download updates from?)
I investigated that possibility. Freshmeat, Newrpms, ayo, fedora.us..... They all fail. But guess what: On dag.wieers.com, they hold a version of mplayer which doesn't go in slow motion, and gets full screen, without black edges.
Adding too many repositories to the source.list file from apt isn't so good. I keep apt since some servers don't work fine with yum (and I removed up2date). But I read somewhere that yum was more appropriate.
So here is my advise. That's what I did the get rid of those black edges: Comment out for a while your repositories in /etc/apt/source.list
and add that:
### Dag Apt Repository for Red Hat Fedore Core 2
$rpm -qa | grep mplayer, to check if you have an mplayer installed. In that case, either remove it with apt, and the 'rpm -e' command
refresh the package lists, and install mplayer. (Of course, it'll ask you to install the skins as well)
I worked anew for me. No slow motion in full screen mode, and no black edges.