[SOLVED] blue box on crt for xine (was: xorg and thinkpad x40)

Jaime Davila jdavila at hampshire.edu
Sat Mar 18 23:23:49 UTC 2006

More answers to my own questions:
> New problem: stuff that uses Xv is not showing up on the crt. Like, for 
> example, the movie image part of xine. I just get a blue screen. That's 
> true when using i855crt, or even when using the regular fn-f7 to send 
> the output to only the crt. The tar ball for i855crt has a patch that is 
> supposed to be applied to i830_video.c . I rather not get into that, if 
> I can avoid it. Anyone knows of a way for me to avoid it? If not, can 
> anyone offer some instructions about how to compile the file once I've 
> patched it?

It's the (surprise, surprise) Xv driver. Running xine with the XShm 
driver instead solves the problem (like: xine  -V XShm <file>) . I hear 
Xv is faster, but I couldn't verify that.


Jaime J. Davila
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Hampshire College
School of Cognitive Science
jdavila at hampshire dot edu

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