Bug 14989 - xv is not working on intel 960 / 965 (x3100) when using compiz
Summary: xv is not working on intel 960 / 965 (x3100) when using compiz
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/intel (show other bugs)
Version: 7.3 (2007.09)
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Gordon Jin
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-13 06:14 UTC by GaB
Modified: 2008-03-14 11:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
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Xorg.0.log (84.93 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-03-13 06:17 UTC, GaB
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Description GaB 2008-03-13 06:14:06 UTC
Running Ubuntu Hardy (with kernel 2.6.24-11-generic), using xserver-xorg-video-intel version 2:2.2.1-1ubuntu4 , xvideo output is not available when enabling compiz.

Video controller:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
lspci -nvvvv
00:02.0 0300: 8086:2a02 (rev 0c) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: 17aa:20b5
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
        Region 0: Memory at f8100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Region 2: Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
        Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
                Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 3
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
                Bridge: PM- B3+

With the latest update for the driver hardware overlay was introduced and texture video disabled, but brought no change on this.

Using XAA, the video does not show up, instead an error message appears on the console:

X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)

Using the default EXA acceleration, the video playback starts, but is balls-achingly slow.

Using a low resolution video you may not notice this bug at first on a laptop panel, it will be just laggy and cause a high CPU load.
I'm using an external monitor (with 1680x1050 resolution). Putting even a low resolution video to full-screen results in a playback with approx. 0.5 FPS.

I tried (as suggested here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=707473) to use xserver-xgl, but brought no change on the issue.

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
 Driver "kbd"
 Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option "XkbLayout" "hu"
 Option "XkbVariant" "102_qwertz_dot_nodead"
 Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Configured Mouse"
 Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Monitor "Configured Monitor"
 DefaultDepth 24
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 24
  Virtual 2048 2048

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
 Driver "synaptics"
 Option "SHMConfig" "on"
 Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "Default Layout"
 Screen "Default Screen"
 InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
 InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
    Option "AllowDeactivateGrabs" "true"
    Option "AllowCloseDownGrabs" "true"

Everything else works fine, only Xv is unusable (both with XAA and EXA), but only if compiz is enabled. Also reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/201596 .
Comment 1 GaB 2008-03-13 06:17:19 UTC
Created attachment 15087 [details]
Comment 2 GaB 2008-03-13 18:17:28 UTC
According to the changelog, in the latest xserver-xorg-video-intel  patches were added to enable hardware overlay for i965, and textured video was disabled by default.

But the solution was to set  'Option "TexturedVideo" "false"'.

TexturedVideo is not disabled (to enable HardwareOverlay) by default. Using (the now still default texturedvideo) the bug remains.
Comment 3 Timo Aaltonen 2008-03-14 02:04:34 UTC
This bug is about the overlay patch in the Ubuntu package, so there's no point in reporting it here.
Comment 4 GaB 2008-03-14 11:26:23 UTC
You are right, I thought hardware overlay was introduced upstream.

Although it would be great to have the now working hardware overlay available and set by default, because texture overlay (the current overlay method for 965) contains the reported bug.

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