<fixed subject> Xv Hardware overlay port blue with xf86-video-intel and X on a 965gm

manu sawkar msawkar at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 15:25:42 PDT 2008

Ok, did some more testing today and have more info. I'm not sure why
i keep having some verison typo in this email, but before i mentiond
X server 1.4.2-2 which is supposed to read: X.Org X Server
(1.5.0 RC 6)

anyways, I downgraded the X Server from to and
recompiled the xf86-video-intel from git and the hardware overlay
was still blue in mplayer.  Then i tried grabbing the 2.4.2 version of
the intel driver and low and behold the hardware overlay worked
again... however i couldnt get mplayer to work in full screen
properly... it would be fullscreen for a second, then the whole image
would move to the top left and show my desktop. I saw this bug before,
and upgrading the intel driver to git fixed this, but killed the hardware

So is this a regression in the intel 2.5 candidate driver? overall the
driver is much faster.

also when using X Server from, killing X would result in
an unusable terminal with purple and black stripes. this went
away when i downgraded X.


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 11:37 AM, manu sawkar <msawkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Sorry for the repost, but i realized the subject was wrong and could
> cause some serious confusion....
> using this Xserver on a 965gm x3100 system:
> X.Org X Server
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.26-ARCH i686
> Current Operating System: Linux minitx 2.6.26-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue
> the XV overlay port using mplayer -vo xv:port=num now only displays a
> giant blue screen with no error messages. I upgraded from intel 2.4.2
> and  X server 1.4.2-2 because i was having other issues with mplayer
> (full screen was not working properly and the X process was taking 50%
> of the cpu). I found that using the XV Hardware overlay port was the only way
> to play video with mplayer tear free, but now it doesnt work anymore.
> However, overall the regular XV driver seems to be working much
> better... though it still tears.
> has the Hardware Overlay port been disabled in the new 965gm drivers?
> Is this because of the new X Server? a combo of both?
> Unfortunately, this was the only way to watch tear free video with
> this motherboard. Thoughts?
> thanks much,
> -M

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