[vdr] softdevice with xv-plugin does not start

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Sat Nov 12 23:40:08 CET 2005

On Samstag, 12. November 2005 22:44, Andre Bischof wrote:
> Hi,
> Stefan Lucke wrote:
> ...
> >>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.
> The output above is from a term in kde, so I suppose the X-server should 
> be running.

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.

> > 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?

You can do this even on the same machine.

> But the error appears anyway, or do you mean it should vanish when using 
>   streamdev as additional plugin?

If you want to use vdr as a frontend / desktop application you don't 
need streamdev. 

> 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:

Stefan Lucke

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