From: Alexandru Cabuz <alexcabuz@wa...> - 2006-02-22 20:38:57
I have tried other mailing lists without success so I thought I might try t=
gxine list too just in case...
I use Debian testing, 2.6.12, on a Dell Latitude D600, with libxine 1.0.1,=
gxine 0.4.8. The video card is a radeon.=20
I boot up the laptop with the external screen plugged in, open gxine, and t=
watching a DVD.
The gxine window opens, everything seems cool, it starts reading the DVD, b=
there is no image. The place where the image should be is black. However, t=
image *does* appear on the LCD display of the laptop. Kinda crazy.
So basically I am looking at two screens, one external, one the laptop's LC=
and the screen is identical in every way except for the region where the DV=
image should be. The image appears correctly on the LCD but not at all on t=
Now here's some more background info that might come in handy.
I noticed this kind of behavior since last year actually, but back then, I=
could work around it by turning on the laptop with the external monitor=20
disconnected and then connecting it only when the x server was already=20
started. I would do Fn-F8 and the laptop would switch to external display.
However, with the latest xorg update this workaround stopped working.=20
When I turn on my computer with the external screen disconnected, I let the=
server start, but then Fn-F8 doesn't have any effect anymore.
Does anybody have a clue as to what is going on?
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Am Sonntag, 2. April 2006 10:33 schrieb Alexandru Cabuz:
> > Or use the external screen as primary and the internal as
> > secondary, then you will have XVideo support on the external
> > screen, but not on the internal.
> xshm works fine sometimes, but sometimes I guess it gets tired and
> starts dropping frames half way through a dvd or divx.
xshm costs much more cpu power then xv, the cpu has to do all the jobs
(color transformation, scaling, ...) the gpu dose when using xv.
> How do I define the external as primary?
Depends on the gpu and the driver you use. Take a look at the manpage or
readme of the driver.
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