[vdr] softdevice with xv-plugin does not start
a.bischof at gmx.net
Sat Nov 12 22:44:05 CET 2005
Stefan Lucke wrote:
>>Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr: [XvVideoOut]: patch version (2005-07-20)
>>Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr: [XvVideoOut]: Could not connect to
> You have to start your X-server _before_ you may start vdr with
> softdevice and xv out.
The output above is from a term in kde, so I suppose the X-server should
> For a client/server setup, you need streamdev plugin and connect
> your client via streamdev to your server.
Does that apply if client/server are running on the same machine?
But the error appears anyway, or do you mean it should vanish when using
streamdev as additional plugin?
>>Nov 12 21:03:51 linux vdr: [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.
Arg, excuse me for mixing up info-sources, that one was from
Quasi-Hardwaredekodierung über XvMC ("XVideo Motion Compensation"),
recht geringe CPU-Last (~30%, prozessorunabhängig).
Unter anderem unterstützt von NVidia Grafikkarten (GF4MX400 sowie >=
GF5), S3 Unichrome (u.a. auf VIA Epia Boards) und vielleicht anderen,
laden über option "XvMC" in XF86config, falls installiert (Distribution
=> if you don't speak german, this means that XvMC should be good for
NVidia-cards and "XvMC" should be put in XF86config (or xorg.conf I
I'd like to use softdevice with a Geforce 6600 and TV-Out, if this could
be better please tell me.
In vdr-wiki is also written that softdevice does replace the
mpeg2-decoder and outputs directly on a framebuffer, output could then
be on a monitor or tv-out (for that part streamdev is needed?)
>>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!
That's true furthermore :-)
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