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Old 02-26-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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xine probs


I have a strange problem with xine, if I start it i get the splash screen and then it quits without no error message. If I do a xine --help i see on: Select video driver by id. Available drivers: its totaly empty. If i try xine-check i get:

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[ 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 (
[ 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/bin/xine-config in your PATH
[ good ] plugin directory /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.1.1 exists.
[ good ] found unknown plugin:
[ good ] found input plugins
[ good ] found demux plugins
[ good ] found decoder plugins
[ good ] found video_out plugins
[ good ] found audio_out plugins
[ good ] skin directory /usr/share/xine/skins exists.
[ good ] found logo in /usr/share/xine/skins
[ good ] I even found some skins.
[ good ] /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hdc
[ good ] /dev/dvd points to /dev/hdc
[ good ] DMA is enabled for your DVD drive
[ good ] found xvinfo: X-Video Extension version 2.2
[ good ] your Xv extension supports YV12 overlays (improves MPEG performance)
[ good ] your Xv extension supports YUY2 overlays
[ good ] Xv ports: YUY2 YV12 UYVY I420 YUY2 YV12 UYVY I420 YUY2 YV12 UYVY I420

im running slackware 10.2 and have GeForce FX 5200 with drivers from nvidia succesfully installed. Anyone know what can be wrong?
Old 02-26-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
Bruce Hill
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Just a couple of things, which might not help.

I see you are running xine from Slack-current, not Slack-10.2.
Have it here also with:
GL_VERSION    = 2.0.1 NVIDIA 81.78
but don't know if that matters.

Are you starting xine from a menu, or from command line?

Issuing "xine -help" for video drivers I get:
  -V, --video-driver <drv>     Select video driver by id. Available drivers: 
                               dxr3 aadxr3 xv opengl xshm caca aa xxmc none sdl vidix vidixfb fb xvmc
and xine works fine launched from cli or Fluxbox menu.

Reading "man xine" I see this:
              Enable bug report mode. It turn verbosity on, gather all output  messages
              and  write  them  to a file names BUG-REPORT.TXT. If <mrl> is given, xine
              will play that mrl then quit (like -pq does).

       If you don't specify any MRL, you'll have  to  select  a  file  by  drag'n-drop.
       Dragging files from the GNOME Midnight Commander (gmc), Nautilus or Konqueror is
       known to work.
so you could start xine from a terminal by issuing "xine --bug-report" and see if anything useful is output.
Old 02-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #3
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Sorry, im running current, but had the very same problem in 10.2, and i start my from the rxvt cli.
Here is my strange output:
   -V, --video-driver <drv>     Select video driver by id. Available drivers: 
  -A, --audio-driver <drv>     Select audio driver by id. Available drivers: 
                               null alsa esd
i've checked xine-bugreport to no avail, but will give it a try again.

At least mplayer works excellent with Xv but still wants to run xine from time to time.


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