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

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Sat Mar 25 15:36:06 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-03-18 at 18:23 -0500, Jaime Davila wrote:
> 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.

On my T30 (which uses a radeon 7500 chip), I found that there was an
option that could be set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf that allowed me to enable
the hardware overlay on the external CRT. I think it was called
"OverlayOnCRT2" or "OverlayOnCRTC2" perhaps your driver has a similar

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> Jaime J. Davila
> Assistant Professor of Computer Science
> Hampshire College
> School of Cognitive Science
> jdavila at hampshire dot edu
> http://helios.hampshire.edu/jdavila
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Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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