Kaffeine playback jerky

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 06:26:12 BST 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:25 PM, Joel Oliver <joelol75 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Knapp wrote:
>>> Here Billie, Add Option "VideoOverlay" "on"  to your xorg.conf file. Here is
>>> an example of mine:
>>> Section "Device"
>>>         Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>>>         Option          "VideoOverlay"  "on"
>>>         Driver          "fglrx"
>>> Then restart your X server or reboot your computer. You shouldn't have any
>>> choppy video now.
>>> --
>>> David M.
>> Would this work with Nvidia too? What does it do?
> No, for NVIDIA cards you use something similar to:
> Section "Device"
>    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation C51PV [GeForce 6150]"
>    Driver         "nvidia"
>    BusID          "PCI:0:5:0"
> EndSection
> But, using either fglrx or nvidia requires installing the restricted
> drivers, and nvidia-glx-new for anything newer than a GeForce 4,
> nvidia-glx for Geforce 3-Geforce 4 cards and nvidia-glx-legacy for old
> TNT and Riva cards to Geforce 2 cards.
> The BusID above may not be the same on your system.  Use lspci in a
> terminal to find your BusID.... Or don't fill it in at all, as the newer
> Xorg is pretty smart about guessing... Which is why there is no driver
> listed and it still works.... Probably picking vesa or ati which won't
> allow hardware acceleration which explains the slowdown...

Thank you! Great answer.

Douglas E Knapp


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