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Old 03-30-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
mdshann
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DVD Playback on Slackware 10.2 w/ kernel 2.4.31


I know that people have already asked about dvd playback, and I have searched numerous times and nothing has solved the dropped frames issue. I am running Slackware 10.2 w/ kernel 2.4.31. The ouptut of xine-check is as follows:

Please be patient, this script may take a while to run...
[ good ] you're using Linux, doing specific tests
[ good ] looks like you have a /proc filesystem mounted.
[ good ] You seem to have a reasonable kernel version (2.4.31)
[ good ] intel compatible processor, checking MTRR support
[ good ] you have MTRR support and there are some ranges set.
[ good ] found the player at /usr/bin/xine
[ good ] /usr/bin/xine is in your PATH
[ good ] found /usr/local/bin/xine-config in your PATH
[ good ] plugin directory /usr/local/lib/xine/plugins/1.1.1 exists.
[ good ] found unknown plugin: xineplug_flac.so
[ good ] found input plugins
[ good ] found demux plugins
[ good ] found decoder plugins
[ good ] found video_out plugins
[ good ] found audio_out plugins
[OUCH!!] no skin directory (/usr/local/share/xine/skins)
The skin-directory doesn't exist. xine-config claims that there
is a skin directory at /usr/local/share/xine/skins.
However, there is no such directory.
You probably need to reinstall xine-ui.
press <enter> to continue...

[ good ] /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hdd
[ good ] /dev/dvd points to /dev/hdc
[ good ] DMA is enabled for your DVD drive
[ good ] found xvinfo: X-Video Extension version 2.2
[ hint ] Your X server doesn't support YV12 overlays.
That means xine will have to do color space transformation and scaling
in software, which is quite CPU intensive. Maybe upgrading your
X server will help here.
If you have an ATI card, you'll find accelerated X servers on
http://www.linuxvideo.org/gatos/
press <enter> to continue...

[ hint ] Your X server doesn't support YV12 overlays.
That means xine will have to do color space transformation and scaling
in software, which is quite CPU intensive. Maybe upgrading your
X server will help here.
If you have an ATI card, you'll find accelerated X servers on
http://www.linuxvideo.org/gatos/
press <enter> to continue...

[ hint ] Your X server doesn't have any XVideo support...
XVideo is an X server extension introduced by XFree86 4.x. This
extension provides access to hardware accelerated color space
conversion and scaling, which gives a great performance boost.
If you have a fast (>1GHz) machine, you may be able to watch all
kinds of video, anyway. You will waste lots of CPU cycles, though...
press <enter> to continue...

How do I enable support for YV12 overlays and XVideo?

I am not sure which X server I am running, however Kpackage lists X11 6.8.2 i486. Everybody seems to say I should be running XFree86 4.x, but I think I have Xorg 6.8.2? Is there a way to find out which I am running for sure? I have a copy of Xorg 7.0 from Linux format but I am unsure if I want to tackle installing it as it says it is a difficult process.

I have an ATI Radeon 9600SE and I installed the ATI driver version 8.23.7, but how do i know if it's set up right? I ran aticonfig, but glxinfo says Direct Rending: No.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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What is your problem?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 03:25 AM   #3
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Quote:
I know that people have already asked about dvd playback, and I have searched numerous times and nothing has solved the dropped frames issue.
Quote:
How do I enable support for YV12 overlays and XVideo?
Quote:
I am not sure which X server I am running, however Kpackage lists X11 6.8.2 i486. Everybody seems to say I should be running XFree86 4.x, but I think I have Xorg 6.8.2? Is there a way to find out which I am running for sure?
Quote:
I have an ATI Radeon 9600SE and I installed the ATI driver version 8.23.7, but how do i know if it's set up right? I ran aticonfig, but glxinfo says Direct Rending: No
I'm sorry I have asked so much in one post, but I believe all of these issues are related to DVD playback.

I downloaded XFree86 4.5.0 and the new KDE 3.5.2, so I am going to attempt a reinstall of slackware only with these as my x server and desktop manager. Maybe this will help solve my problem. I will post again with the results.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:35 AM   #4
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Since you're already doing some major things, I'll only show you how to find your package:
Code:
ls /var/log/packages/x11*
 
Old 04-01-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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Use hdparm to ensure it's not a DMA problem.
ATI is s**t. Use NVIDIA.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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I had DMA enabled and it still wouldn't work right., And I can't afford a decent card right now, since I'm a college student who just got laid off from his part time job!

I got XFree86 4.5.0 installed and configured with it's generic ATI drivers, and I got KDE to start up, but the text is all squares! Did I miss something? I installed it from source. (not Konstruct)
 
Old 04-02-2006, 08:06 PM   #7
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You were fine with xorg, now I don't know....You need to get your ATI cards DRI working. Look at my post in my sig about DRI
 
Old 04-03-2006, 12:04 AM   #8
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Try export FONTCONFIG_PATH=/etc/fonts before starting kde.
Don't know anything about ATI but for Nvidia DRI is not needed. Am I right?

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 04-03-2006 at 12:06 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 01:03 AM   #9
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Try linuxpackages.net builds if you don't succeed.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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Going backwards...

I am going back to Xorg as ATI does not yet have a driver for XFree86 4.5.0, and I am going to try and follow the DRI link in your sig and see if that helps. The main difference is I am going to try with kernel 2.6.16 not 2.6.10.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 03:10 PM   #11
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There is little difference between XFree and Xorg looking from technical side.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 12:45 AM   #12
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1. Read cwwilson721's dri sig about ati cards!!...

2. Same thing here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Sla...allation_Guide

3. This should be helpful for setting up your xorg.conf file: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=3567

Particularly this paragraph from above link:

Quote:
3. One thing the above method does not seem to enable is the Xv extension, which can be used by programs such as Mplayer, to speed up the acceleration of video playback. So. let's go ahead and run fglrxconfig (read below first), which seems to fix this issue.
I would recommend downloading mplayer and codecs from linuxpackages.net, plays everything and more. Still I find it strange that a P4 HT @ 3ghz cannot decode dvd smoothly in software...
 
Old 04-06-2006, 02:19 PM   #13
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I also found that a little strange, especially since I reinstalled slackware exactly the same as I had it before (using the install everything option) and it just magiacally worked. Sorta... the intro would play fine but not go to the menu on one DVD, and another it would go to the menu but when you selected something it would give an error. I'm at school right now so I can't send the text of the error, but I will try and recreate it tonight and post the error.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 07:08 PM   #14
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i believe the error you are looking for is this one, or at least it's the error i'm getting

i'm using a nearly identical set up (slack 10.2, ati drivers, kernel 2.6.14, etc)


Code:
dragonrider@narusagawa:~$ xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.4.
(c) 2000-2004 The xine Team.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000137
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x0000b187
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x0000b2c0
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x003dd8f3
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 2 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Can't seek to block 1073787271
 
  


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