msulli1355 at gmail
Apr 22, 2012, 5:26 PM
First off, this has probably been discussed before, but I can't find it
OT - New kernel and now xv won't work with mplayer
on google. I've spent the last several hours searching for the answer
to this and I can't find it.
I recently switched from a gentoo-sources-2.6.30-r8 kernel to a
gentoo-sources-3.2.1-r2 kernel. A lot of my processes were freezing up
with a DL+ ps status and I read somewhere that uninterruptible sleep was
suspected to be the fault of the kernel. I had 3.2.1-r2 source sitting
on my hard drive and I tried building it on my wife's computer and was
very happy with the results I saw there. Her computer couldn't even run
emerge without going into state D+. After booting with the 3.2.1-r2
kernel I had no problems running an emerge -uD world on it. So far I am
very happy with 3.2.1-r2 on my PC except for one thing: xv doesn't seem
to work anymore. On my old kernel, and indeed every kernel I've run on
this computer since 2005 xv has worked. I haven't changed any hardware
in this computer recently or ever. When I run mplayer I see this in the
[VO_XV] It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
[VO_XV] Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read
[VO_XV] See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers.
[VO_XV] Try -vo x11.
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
I kept reading about xvinfo included in XFree86 distribution. I use
xorg-x11. I found out that xvinfo can be emerged. I did so and it said
X-Video Extension version 2.2
no adaptors present
which shouldn't be right because I've been using xv with mplayer for
years. I assumed then that it was a module problem somewhere. I hadn't
run a qlist -I -C x11-drivers/ recently so I did and remerged all the
My video card info from lspci -v:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL
Integrated Graphics Controller (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 5647
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at ffa00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at ffa80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: i915
I can successfully modprobe the i915 module. Everything that can be is
built with the xv USE flag on. Is there anything else I
need to do to get my xv to work with mplayer?