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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-factory] RC1: xgl+compiz+nvidia-8756? all video players crash
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 10:49:11 -0700
  • Message-id: <4464CA97.7050006@xxxxxxxxxx>
Matthias Hopf wrote:

> Start Xorg only (no Xgl), and check whether you have Direct Rendering
> enabled with glxinfo.
>
> If not, check that you are in the 'video' group, if you're using the
> default configuration.

This is all good, as also evidenced by:

#1 The nvidia splash screen on X session startup
#2 glxgears gets 1800 fps instead of the 250 it would get otherwise

>>> However if I say "mplayer -vo x11 dancemonkeyboy.mpg" it plays solidly,
>>> whether being dragged around the screen, made transparent, played on
>>> the
>>> corner between 2 desktops or what have you.
>> -vo x11 tells mplayer to use xshm. It's slow.
>>
>> Do you have DISPLAYMANAGER_XGL_OPTS in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager?
>> Did you run SuSEconfig after adding that?
>>
>> Alternatively, you could also try -vo gl2 or gl
>
> Don't use -vo gl2 or gl under Xgl. It will probably always be slower
> than Xv, and if Xv doesn't work, OpenGL typically won't as well.

Noted, I was checking alternative output methods to get a good set of data
points - your later posting seems to address the issues I'm seeing on the
problematic machine - thanks for the info.

Joe

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