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Puppy 4.12 - No Video & No Errors
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan 2009, 19:23    Post_subject:  Puppy 4.12 - No Video & No Errors  

Puppy 4.12-Normal Frugal ext3

When I attempt to view a mpeg, mov, or avi using gxine I receive no error just a plain blue screen and good audio.

When I try a flv using VLC I get the same result.

What could be the common bad setting or missing piece, please?

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 15:41    Post_subject:  

I am now observing gxine problems on a second laptop.

I was viewing an .avi video (sci-fi TV show Eureka episode) and about 1/3 of the way in it seized up again.

The CPU usage window shows pretty high-level use but it "feels" like a resource-leak, gxine crashes/locks-up I am guessing due to a lack of resources.

The laptop in this case is 1GHz CPU, 766MB RAM (at completion of boot, prior to opening gxine, only 61MB is used), a Panasonic Toughbook CF-28

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 19:49    Post_subject:  

Just loded the xine-ui-099.5.pet and ran xine from Console -- add xine to the list of apps that only play audio no video and no error messages.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 08:39    Post_subject:  

Try this :
Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change to :
DefaultDepth 24
Depth 24
Restart X.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 10:03    Post_subject:  

HOORAY! That worked.

Why, please?

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 15:33    Post_subject:  

Dunno, seems to be a bug in xorg.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 16:43    Post_subject:  

Can you explain what changing that actually does, please?

It feels more like voodoo than technology when I am told to make a change without any idea why. I am trying to teach this old dog, me, a few new tricks. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 17:37    Post_subject:  

See for instance an old manual
http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.0/doc/xorg.conf.5.html
DefaultDepth depth
specifies which color depth the server should use by default.

Depth depth
depth means the number of bits in a pixel that are actually used to determine the pixel colour. 32 is not a valid depth value. Most hardware that uses 32 bits per pixel only uses 24 of them to hold the colour information, which means that the colour depth is 24, not 32.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 17:43    Post_subject:  

Cool, thanks!

I looked at that link and read your explanation and sorta understand now ... Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Jan 2009, 19:02    Post_subject:  

Oh, one more point of clarification, please?

Part of my limited understanding is that xorg is incorrectly reading the drivers and therefore writing the wrong value to the xord.conf file?

NEW PROBLEM

There is a thread for this somewhere already but I have a terminal problem with CUPS on this laptop.

Are you aware of a solution to that anywhere, hopefully as simple and as effective as this one, please?

I have been unable to get CUPS to recognize any printer and even upgraded to the more sophisticated version via Puppy Package Manager and that did not work either.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan 2009, 10:06    Post_subject:
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linuxcbon wrote:
Try this :
Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change to :
DefaultDepth 24
Depth 24
Restart X.


Have you posted this to the BUG FIX area of the Forum?

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr 2009, 14:33    Post_subject:    

Lucky me I found this post and solved my video problems
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