[vdr] softdevice with xv-plugin does not start
a.bischof at gmx.net
Sun Nov 13 19:41:59 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
> So vdr is running with another userid as you are logged in.
> 1. you need to set th DISPLAY variable (export DISPLAY=:0.0)
> 2. the user who wants to access your display needs permissions to do that
> For my tests, when running vdr from root I do sux which keeps
> authorisation to x-server contact.
I can't manage to do that. If I try to run vdr as user root, vdr-kbd
complains to refuse to run with root priviledges. If I do "su vdr"
whoami tells me to be still root - is that what you meant by "sux"?
Because I don't know sux, and nothing like this is installed.
root at linux:/usr/lib/vdr# DISPLAY=:0.0;xset s off;vdr-daemon
--config=/var/lib/vdr --lib=/usr/lib/vdr/plugins -d
ib/vdr/plugins -vo xv:" -u vdr -g vdr
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
xset: unable to open display ":0.0"
as mentioned in the link you provided at the end of your posting.
BTW, is "-vo xv:" right for me? I couldn't find anything about XvMC, or
should I better use xv with my graca, which uses v4l if I'm not
> If you want to use vdr as a frontend / desktop application you don't
Glad to here that, so I didn't understand everything wrong ;-) That's
exactly what I intend to do.
>>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?)
> Streamdev if only needed for transferring the dvb data from one vdr to another.
> Maybe that is of some help:
So I think my main problem is exporting the display right. For the time
being I've only one display, no tv-out, which I would experiment with
later on, when the rest is running.
But I'm not used to exporting displays and don't know how to manage it
for the user vdr - do you still have the patience helping me again?
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