New X packages available for testing

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue Sep 21 10:28:18 UTC 2004

Hi Daniel!

On 2004-09-21  3:01 -0700, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > The driver works well on my TNT2. It's still too slow to watch
> > fullscreen movies (I need the nvidia driver for that), but at least xv
> > now works again.
> Ho hum.  What's the output of xvinfo?

See below. Don't worry, the slowness is not a bug; I have never
managed to get a faster version of nv in either Warty or Sid. nvidia
is about two times faster and video playback rocks with it. I had used
it for quite a long time, but the new 6xxx builds are way too buggy to
be useful for day-to-day work.

> > > I have also just released xresprobe 0.4.8 to the archive, which fixes
> > > quite a few issues, including duplicate resolutions, and should solve
> > > all the problems with detecting nVidia laptop panels, when used in
> > > tandem with the new XFree86 packages.
> > 
> > $ sudo xresprobe nv
> > id:
> > res: 1280x1024 1280x960 1152x864 1024x768 832x624 800x600 720x400 640x480
> > freq:
> > 
> > The resolutions look very good; is it normal that it does not spit out
> > any id and freq?
> Yeah; if we can't find a monitor name or whatever, we just leave it
> blank, for xfree86 to fill in, as it has internationalisation and stuff.
> Did it used to spit out an id and freq?  I fear I may have broken this,
> but it's not too important. :)

I'm afraid it got broken. With older versions, I got:

id: LM914/LM919
res: 1280x960 1152x864 1024x768 832x624 800x600 720x400 640x480
freq: 31-95 55-85

It did not contain 1280x1024, but at least it correctly detected the
name and frequencies of my LCD.


$ xvinfo
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
  Adaptor #0: "NV Video Blitter"
    number of ports: 32
    port base: 61
    operations supported: PutImage
    supported visuals:
      depth 24, visualID 0x23
      depth 24, visualID 0x24
      depth 24, visualID 0x25
      depth 24, visualID 0x26
      depth 24, visualID 0x27
      depth 24, visualID 0x28
      depth 24, visualID 0x29
      depth 24, visualID 0x2a
    no port attributes defined
    maximum XvImage size: 2046 x 2046
    Number of image formats: 5
      id: 0x32595559 (YUY2)
        guid: 59555932-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
        bits per pixel: 16
        number of planes: 1
        type: YUV (packed)
      id: 0x32315659 (YV12)
        guid: 59563132-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
        bits per pixel: 12
        number of planes: 3
        type: YUV (planar)
      id: 0x59565955 (UYVY)
        guid: 55595659-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
        bits per pixel: 16
        number of planes: 1
        type: YUV (packed)
      id: 0x30323449 (I420)
        guid: 49343230-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
        bits per pixel: 12
        number of planes: 3
        type: YUV (planar)
      id: 0x3
        guid: 03000000-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
        bits per pixel: 32
        number of planes: 1
        type: RGB (packed)
        depth: 24
        red, green, blue masks: 0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff

Martin Pitt             
Ubuntu Developer  
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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