Choppy dvd playback after upgrade to current
I was running Slackware 9.1 on a Dell P3 laptop with Ati 128 screen. I can only get it to run in Vesa mode but thats fine.
Anyway, I let the kids watch DVDs on it in the car on long trips and have been doing so for months. Movies play fine and are smooth. Last night, I decided to upgrade it to the current directory. It went w/o a hitch and updated perfectly. I decided to test gxine real quick and popped in Dumb and Dumber for a test movie. The video was choppy and I got an error that said xine was dropping too many packets because my machine was too slow. I checked hdparm and saw that dma was enabled. DMA = 1
It didn't have this problem prior to upgrading to current. My question is this, I dont mind reinstalling to get it back to 9.1 but am curious as to what could have caused it? Is current built for faster machines than my P3. I will stick with the 2.4.22 kernel now but am still curuis as heck.
Thanks for any input.
Last edited by Frank_Drebin; 05-05-2004 at 12:30 PM.