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the pretty things are nothing at all to do with mplayer, check the framebuffer howto at tldp.org if you're interested, but it's not mplayer related, so i'd start a new thread if youwish to get help with it.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 05-16-2003 at 08:07 AM.
acid_kewpie you are the MASTER! I was having the same problem with not being able to see anything when I play a video file. Installing the XFree86 Devel, which required maybe four other rpms, solved everything. How in the world did you know that could possibly be the problem?!! Very excellent stuff.
I am running on an Athlon 1800 CPU using an Nvidia GeForce 2 Ti card and am not having any problems now. I havent even installed the drivers provided by Nvidia, which seems to be giving many people problems. Well, I havent really taxed my system so I don't know if the drivers might be necessary in the future, but it is a relief to be able to watch videos now!
it's pretty straightforward really when you're compiling from source. it has much more power to find which output are available, and mplayer can always make fbdev. there's no reason in the world that a newbie would knowingly use fbdev as a default output, so it was naturally a fallback, meaning it didn't have the knowledge about X outputs, meaning the headers weren't installed. when you ran the configure script you would see that it can't find XV, can't find X11 etc... which is what the devel pacakges are for.