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Old 05-27-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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ATI cards and Xvideo


Xvideo apps refuse to work on my system. That is, tvtime, zapping and gmplayer all crash out upon starting.

I'm running FC2, ATI proprietary drivers (3.7.6) and a Radeon 9600XT

A google shows people have had this problem since 2000, surely someone must have a solution. I have had it unbroken in the past, but it seems random.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
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could you please post what you get running xvinfo
your /var/log/XFree86.0.log and your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Greetings Felice
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:20 AM   #3
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Voila:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/irtehclod/stuff.txt
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:12 AM   #4
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Hmm,

xvideo seems to be configured well. You could try the new ATI 3.9.0 drivers at www.ati.com. But I wouldn't bet to much hope on them, because there are no fixes in the xvideo module.

I also have some troubles with ATI drivers. Therefore I have two XF86config files. One with ATI drivers for OpenGL and one for standard XFree86 RADEON with no 3D acceleration. (xvideo runs a lot better with them)
When I want to use an application having trouble with ATI drivers (and there are a lot). I copy my standard XFree86 RADEON config to XF86config and hit ctrl+alt+backspace for rebooting the X-server. It's annoying, but quite fast.

I know this is not the optimal solution, but better then doing without some applications.

If you give the new ATI 3.9.0 drivers a try, I highly recommend first uninstalling the old ones with
rpm -e drivername. I went in a lot of trouble just updating with rpm -Uhv --force newdrivers.rpm, how ATI recommends.

Good Luck and sorry for not having a good solution
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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Keep this thread alive, maybe someone has a solution
 
Old 05-28-2004, 03:15 PM   #6
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Ok, we have progress.

http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=474

Keep an eye on that thread, and the RH bugzilla one linked in it.
 
  


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