[SOLVED] blue box on crt for xine

Jaime Davila jdavila at hampshire.edu
Sun Mar 26 03:14:27 UTC 2006

Michael R. Head wrote:
> 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
> option?

It does have that option, but for some reason it didn't get the problem 


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

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