Re: mplayer doesn't like me again

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On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:

> On 02/03/2011 03:47 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>>> On 02/03/2011 11:22 AM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>>>>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
>>>> According to the box, it's a Vision Tek Radeon HD3650.
>>> RV635 PRO chipset. PCIE x16 and AGP bus interfaces.  How much video RAM?
>>> 256?  512?  1024?  The man page for radeon doesn't explicitly mention
>> I think 512 MB, but I'm not sure.
>> I don't have the box anymore.
>> Is there a way to ask?
> No, from some product announcement I saw, 512 sounds about right.
> It might be available in the Xorg.0.log, but with that much video ram,
> it shouldn't be important.


[    24.365] (II) RADEON(0): Framebuffer space used by Firmware (kb): 16
[    24.365] (II) RADEON(0): Start of VRAM area used by Firmware: 0x3fffc000
[    24.365] (II) RADEON(0): AtomBIOS requests 16kB of VRAM scratch space
[    24.365] (II) RADEON(0): AtomBIOS VRAM scratch base: 0x3fffc000
[    24.365] (II) RADEON(0): Cannot get VRAM scratch space. Allocating in main memory instead
[    24.367] (II) RADEON(0): [dri] Found DRI library version 1.3.0 and
kernel module version 1.33.0
[    24.367] (==) RADEON(0): Page Flipping disabled on r5xx and newer

[    24.367] (II) RADEON(0): Will not try to use DMA for Xv image
[    24.367] (II) RADEON(0): Detected total video RAM=1048576K,
accessible=262144K (PCI BAR=262144K)
[    24.367] (--) RADEON(0): Mapped VideoRAM: 262144 kByte (128 bit DDR
[    24.367] (II) RADEON(0): Color tiling disabled

>>> your model number, but it does claim to support your chipset.
>>> Have you read the man page radeon(4)?  It lists all the options.

I have now: It lists RV620/RV635 Radeon HD 3450/3470, but no 3650.

>>> Perhaps playing with some of them will improve your performance.
>> When I get home, I'll check the man pages there.
>> Googling for radeon man pages, I only found

>>>>> Let's concentrate on mplayer.  Does it work any better if you specify
>>>>> "-vo xv" or "-vo xvidix"?
>>>>> From the command line I tried
>>>> xv: DRI failure, pixelation
>>> That would suggest either a bad video card, or the support for your card
>>> is not (yet) complete in the radeon driver.  Have you tried a more
>>> recent video driver?
>> I don't know how for sure.
>> If it involves installing an RPM, I'll try to figure out the name tonight.
> probably xorg-x11-drv-ati
>>> I haven't asked yet, what version of fedora, and what version of
>>> xorg_x11_drv_ati?  I'm running F14 w/
>> FC 13.
>> I'll check xorg_x11_drv_ati when I get home.
> That should have been:  xorg-x11-drv-ati
> My bad.
>>> xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.13.1-0.3.20100705git37b348059.fc14.x86_64
> The version in F13 is: 6.13.0-1, slightly older than the version in F14.
> And there is a version 6.13.1-0.4.20100705git37b348059.fc14 in
> updates-testing on F14.

yum search drv-ati prooduced
xorg-x11-drv-ati.i686 : Xorg X11 ati video driver

yum provides xorg-x11-drv-ati.i686 produced
Warning: 3.0.x versions of yum would erroneously match against
  You can use "*/xorg-x11-drv-ati.i686" and/or
"*bin/xorg-x11-drv-ati.i686" to get that behaviour
No Matches found

which makes no sense to me.

yum search radeon produced:
radeontool.i686 : Backlight and video output configuration tool for
radeon cards
xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd.i686 : Xorg X11 radeonhd driver for AMD GPG
                            : Chipsets
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst.i686 : AMD's proprietary driver for ATI graphic
akmod-catalyst.i686 : Akmod package for catalyst kernel module(s)
chess.i686 : 3D chess game
kmod-catalyst.i686 : Metapackage which tracks in catalyst kernel module
                    : newest kernel
kmod-catalyst- : catalyst kernel
module(s) for
kmod-catalyst-PAE.i686 : Metapackage which tracks in catalyst kernel
module for
                        : newest kernel-PAE
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel.i686 : Development files for
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686 : Libraries for xorg-x11-drv-catalyst

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