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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:12 am    Post subject: Video ugly and crashes with ATI Rage128 Reply with quote

I just installed Gentoo and have having a few problems. When I play videos (mpegs) they look weirdly distorted (flickering, off yellow colour that kind of changes back and forth with a pink, weird lines and bars) and eventually the system totally locks (usually within 10 seconds or so).

I have an ATI All-in-wonder 128 Pro (Rage128 chipset) and I could view the exact same videos under a redhat installation (with the the same card).

I use XMMS with smpeg under gnome (I emerged libsdl, smpeg, xmms, then smepg-xmms) but I've also tried mplayer and xvideo and the problem is exactly the same so I figure it has something to do with some libraries somewhere or my X configuration.

I have DRI for the card compiled into the kernel and the following in my XF86Config-4 (X 4.2.0) file (it's the same config file I had with my previous installation):

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...

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
EndSection

...

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Rage 128"
Driver "r128"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection
...

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

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I've tried the ati.2 drivers from gatos but it still has the same problem. (It seems to crash quicker actually).

Anybody else having similar problems or know of any ideas/solutions for me to try?

Thanks,
the princess.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!
I do not need GLcore for my Radeon 7500, and you can try this:

SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:57 am    Post subject: Nope... Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for the reply, unfortunately it's still doing the same thing :cry:

It seems to play a little longer before crashing but that could be luck. I wonder if it's stupid devfs, that's what I've spent the last two days trying to figure out to get my soundcard working and (still trying...) my cd-burner. Devfs is a good idea, it just doesn't work very good yet...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 11:18 am    Post subject: Fixed Reply with quote

I got it working! :D :D :D

I removed DRI support from the kernel and it works like a charm. Hopefully I'm not going to need DRI for something in the future but if it can't even play mpegs I suppose it's not much use anyway.

Hopefully this helps someone with a similar problem.

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