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Old 02-01-2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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Mplayer XFree86 4.3 Geforce FX 5200

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Slackware v9.1
MPlayer-1.0pre3 (Installed from Source)

I have download and followed the instructions to install the latest Nvidia driver ( for my Geforce FX 5200 and also updated my Xfree86Config file as stated in the README file.

When I attempt to start Mplayer mplayer -vo x11 /mnt/dvd/EW-aliens-1of2.avi

Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 640 x 480 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [x11] 640x480 => 640x480 Planar YV12
No accelerated colorspace conversion found
SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> BGR 8-bit special converter
BGR not supported, please contact the developers
FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.

FATAL: Could not initialize video filters (-vf) or video output (-vo).

I also checked xvinfo and got the following:-

X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
no adaptors present

and glxgears returns the following:
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

Quite clearly I have done something wrong can anyone shed some light

Old 02-01-2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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That doesn't look like the nvidia drivers get loaded.Check with the Xfree.log what driver it loads.
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what fps are u getting using glxgears?
Old 02-06-2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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crashmeister yes you where right thanks I googled around a bit and found that slackware 9.1 has sometrouble with the new Nvidia installation pakage. I was able to find a website that i followed exactly to get everytyhing up and running.

For those that have the same problem my solution was:

Uninstall the package using the --unistall option
Download versiion .4496 tar.gz drivers
make install

I also then had a prolem with my XFree86 config
So I also had to run Xfree86Config and make the approriate changes to my config file to get X windows up again. Everything is covered much better in the post at the above URL.

Cheers thanks for the help


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