Using xf86-video-intel I have just a blue screen using xv in xine or mplayer for video playback. I have a laptop with i830m chipset. The old intel driver works.
Driver version is latest git from today.
I have a similar problem on my laptop (i855gm chipset) but discovered that the video playback is indeed present (and works fine) on the external VGA connector. (And the entire LCD screen is cloned there as well.) The manual pages do not list an option to switch the playback to the LCD. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Try the xvattr utility.
The following command line should switch xv to the internal LCD:
xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 0
(In reply to comment #3)
> Try the xvattr utility.
> The following command line should switch xv to the internal LCD:
> xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 0
thank you for the instructions but unfortunately I hab no success:
$ xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 0
Found Xv 2.2
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 141 (XVideo)
Minor opcode of failed request: 13 ()
Serial number of failed request: 11
Current serial number in output stream: 12
The version of the xvattr tool is:
$ xvattr -V
xvattr version 1.3
The version of xorg is 7.2-5 (Debian).
I also had same problem as in last comment#4, but I fixed it with:
xvattr -a XV_PIPE -v 1
Dunno what it does, but now mplayer can play movie with xv :)
My system: Dell Latitude D505 (BIOS A11)* with i855GM chip.
* note: with A09 I had hangups when trying to use xv, now with A11 xv seems to work stable.
Gentoo Linux ~x86 running 2.6.21 kernel
intel driver 2.0.0
gerrit: please attach your Xorg.0.log and output of xrandr
855 users: please try with the latest code from git. CRT probe issues have been fixed which would have led to XV being displayed by default on the CRT's pipe.
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Is this still happening on a more recent version(preferrably git or 2.1.1)?
Gerrit, can you try again with the latest released driver? There have been lots of fixes since you last tested.
With latest git from today XV is just working on lower resolutions on my external 1680x1050 screen. At 1680x1050 i have just a blue screen. "xvattr -a XV_PIPE -v 1" and "xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 0" didn't help.
Gerrit, so how about the builtin LCD with the latest driver?
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> Gerrit, so how about the builtin LCD with the latest driver?
Can't test because of bug <a href="https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11208">11208</a>
Sorry for spam, it is bug http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11148 , not 11208.
Testing with current master shows this problem has been fixed. I'm able to move a window back and forth between internal and external monitors and the overlay remains visible, automatically selecting the monitor displaying the larger number of pixels from the image.
This was tested with 'mplayer'; it's possible that another player would modify the XV_PIPE property which would cause the displayed monitor to be fixed. You can check this by running 'xvinfo' while displaying the movie.