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Running Mplayer in QEMU without an Xserver [SOLVED]
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bremer


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr 2009, 04:42    Post subject:  Running Mplayer in QEMU without an Xserver [SOLVED]
Subject description: How to initialize framebuffer?
 

Hi

I try to run mplayer on my puppy Linux (virtual in QEMU) without an xserver.

So I have tested to give mplayer the framebuffer device (mplayer -vo /dev/fb0 trailer.mov)
But I get an Error: Error opening/Initializing the selected video output (-vo) device

So I think I have to activate/initialize/start/whatever the framebuffer. But I have absolute no idea how.

I hope someone can help me Smile

Edit:
I have searched a little and found the grub config File
/boot/grub/menu.lst

In this file is the flowing line:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal

If I change the vga value to 0x317 (1024x768 x 16 Bit) I only get an 1024x768 Pixel black QEMU box. But the system behind is running. If I type in reboot, the system goes down.

Is there something else I have to do before the framebuffer works? Or should after this changes the framebuffer work and QEMU is the problem?

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr 2009, 08:54    Post subject:  

Ok its an Qemu problem.

I have now started puppy with 1024x768 with 24 Bit. And get a black screen. After the system was up (i waited a time) i typed in blind.
mplayer -vo fbdev trailer.mov

Then the trailer starts Smile
Its strange that Qemu shows me a video, but not the normal console text :/

But tests finished and now I can throw it away ^^
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