[Bug 16844] New: r500, textured video: XVideo fails with error: BadAlloc

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Fri Jul 25 01:29:19 PDT 2008


           Summary: r500, textured video: XVideo fails with error: BadAlloc
           Product: xorg
           Version: git
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: Driver/Radeon
        AssignedTo: xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org
        ReportedBy: j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
         QAContact: xorg-team at lists.x.org

After the great work you've guys been doing on r500 support (including 3d
yeah!) I've bought myself a Radeon X1950 Pro (RV570) PCI-E card to do some
testing for you, giving something back that way.

Today I've updated to the latest xf86-video-ati git and did a standard build of
that (on a fully up2date Fedora development system, using

This fixes 2 of the 3 issues I ways, once more good work!

The only remaining (2d related) issue I have now is that whenever I try to play
a video in mplayer (format doesn't seem to matter) I get a window full of noise
and for each frame the following error:
X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)

I can use around this by telling mplayer not to use xvideo. I'm not sure if
this can be reproduced with other software then mplayer, as many software
already contains a workaround for this (capturing the X11 error and falling
back to non XVideo use) due to the long standing bug 2772.

I for example myself wrote the catch this error and fallback to software video
stretching code for SDL, to work around a similar long standing error with the
i8xx driver.

I would be more then happy to try any patches, or even to take a stab at fixing
this myself, provided I'm giving some directions of the likely (low level)

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