Artifacts when playing DVD's

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Wed Apr 23 22:07:37 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:27 PM,  <forloop at> wrote:
> I'm using a Radeon 9250 with FreeBSD 7.0, Xorg server 1.4, and
>  Radeon driver 6.8.0
>  When using the Radeon I get strange artifacts with DVD's as well as
>  with files like avi's.  There are several vertical lines spaced
>  across the screen, and they are composed of green dots.  They show
>  up more prominently depending on the coloring of the scene.  In
>  some scenes these lines do not show up at all.
>  Aside from this issue, the quality is crystal clear.
>  I have narrowed this issue down to either the driver or the card
>  because this does not occur when using the onboard card with the
>  generic vesa driver (this setup has issues of its own, the video
>  tears, but there are not green dots).

Sounds like a bandwidth issue perhaps.  You might try messing with the
DisplayPriority option (see the radeon man page).


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