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Re: OT- Xine 0.9.8 (unstable version of sid tree) crashes when playing a DVD ( Power Mac G4 ), Woody PPC.

Hi Dabowl,

first of all, that should probably be discussed on xine-user rather than
here, as there are both xine specialists and xine/ppc users
there. Moreover, that doesn't look very ppc specific to me...

On 8 Feb 2002, Dabowl wrote:

> > > When i launch it, i have theses messages (in french, sorry):
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > > X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for
> > > operation)
> > >   Major opcode of failed request:  142 (XVideo)
> > >   Minor opcode of failed request:  19 ()
> > >   Serial number of failed request:  9183
> > >   Current serial number in output stream:  9183
> > 
> > I get that error if my video resolution and color depth are too high,
> > and there is not enough video memory to support the overlay.  Try
> > running at a lower resolution or color depth.  1024x768 at 24-bit color
> > is enough to display any DVD.

Yes, that's clearly your X server moaning that it's running out of video
memory. You have three options here:
1) switch to a video mode that needs less ressources (smaller resolution
   and/or less color depth)
2) try XShm output (command line option "-V XShm", will be sloooow)
3) get more video memory (probably means new graphics card)

> I try with the 1024x768 mode but i get the same error, my card is a ATI
> Rage 128 with 16 MByte memory.

Those should work fine with XFree86 (>= 4.1).

> In the DVD HOWTO, they talk about MTRR what is that, do i need this ?

Not on ppc, as it's an ia32 specific MMU extension.

I have been told, however, that XFree86 4.2 comes with some Xv
improvements for the r128 that use DMA to transfer the actual video, which
might (or might not) result in a performance boost similar to MTRR.
Anyway, that won't help you as your problem is something totally

Maybe you could try to use "xine-bugreport" to produce a bugreport that
contains more information about your system?


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