[vdr] softdevice with xv-plugin does not start

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Sat Nov 12 21:31:29 CET 2005


On Samstag, 12. November 2005 21:12, Andre Bischof wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to get softdevice working. Compilation went well 
> (vdr-1-3-31), but starting
> 
> vdr-daemon --config=/var/lib/vdr --lib=/usr/lib/vdr/plugins -d -l 3 -p 
> 2001 --video=/video -w 60 -u vdr -g vdr -P remote -P "softdevice -L 
> /usr/lib/vdr/plugins -vo xv:"
> 
> gives me:
> 
> Nov 12 21:03:50 linux vdr[10465]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: found 1 video device
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: initializing plugin: remote (0.3.3): 
> Remote control
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: initializing plugin: softdevice 
> (0.2.0): A software emulated MPEG2 device
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: tuner on device 1 thread started 
> (pid=10465, tid=-1220461648)
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: Section handler thread started 
> (pid=10465, tid=-1228850256)
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: [XvVideoOut]: patch version (2005-07-20)
> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: [XvVideoOut]: Could not connect to 
> X-server

You have to start your X-server _before_ you may start vdr with
softdevice and xv out.

For a client/server setup, you need streamdev plugin and connect
your client via streamdev to your server.

> Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr[10465]: [softdevice] videoOut failure exiting
> 
> I put LoadModule "XvMC" in xorg.conf as mentioned in the plugin's 
> README, and libxvmc1 and libxvmc-dev are installed.

Which README ?
README of softdevice does not mention xvmc, as it does not support xvmc.

> 
> I guess it could be that I have to put up an additional screen-section 
> in xorg.conf, but I'm not really familiar with that. Or does that error 
> derive from s.th. totally different?
> 
> Any help is greatly appreciated!
> André
> 
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Stefan Lucke




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