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Old 04-25-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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vlc


i am running vlc in linux i emerge it at it compiled fine but i have a problem when i play a dvd i plays slow... and the laptop gets real slow it seemd its consuming all the lap capabilities and dont know why im running gentoo on a dell with 2 gb ram and 2 ghz centrino

also i cant play divx on vlc i installed divx for linux but cant see the divx in vlc
 
Old 04-25-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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what video drivers are you using??
 
Old 04-25-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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im using nvidia
and i emerge divx4linux

i also have the problem that i get no sound from dvd
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:04 PM   #4
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i got this error when playing a dvd with vlc

[00000217] main audio output error: couldn't find a filter for the conversion
[00000217] main audio output error: couldn't set an input pipeline

can see video but no audio
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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the only thing you need to play divx are codecs. i am using xine and mplayer on my laptop and totem on a pc. codecs can be found on mplayer website and should be put in /usr/lib/win32.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:25 AM   #6
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if dvd's play slowly in everything ( or anything disk related ) recheck your kernel configuration for your ide chipset support ( make sure you exact chipset is enabled or DMA will not work).
 
Old 04-26-2005, 12:47 PM   #7
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i checked my kernel configuration and i think i have my correct chipset
just to make sure how do i check whick my correct chipset is?

if this not the problem what else could it be?
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:45 PM   #8
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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 746 Host (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0185 (rev a4)


this is my output from "lspci", you can see on the 5th line my ide controller is a sis 5513 chipset. to check if DMA is enabled or not, do ( as root):

hdparm -d /dev/XXX

replace XXX with the device ( I usually just throw in /dev/hda, if it doesn't have DMA enabled due to your chipset support absent from the kernel none of your other IDE devices will either).
 
Old 04-26-2005, 05:10 PM   #9
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0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)

root@matrix matrix # hdparm -d /dev/cdroms/cdrom0

/dev/cdroms/cdrom0:
using_dma = 0 (off)


how do i turn dma on i dont see any intel 82801fbm support in kernel
 
Old 04-26-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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what kernel are you using? do you have the PIIX chipset compiled in?
 
Old 04-26-2005, 07:27 PM   #11
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im using 2.6.11-gentoo-r6 kernel
and yes i have the pIIxn in kernel
 
Old 04-26-2005, 08:20 PM   #12
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must be missing something, found a laptop running Fedora Core 3 with that chipset that claims it works perfectly, put that chipset name and linux in google and see what you can find.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 09:36 AM   #13
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i found that i need to install the new pci.ids i have the file but i dont know how to install it
 
  


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