Bug#238100: XVideo workaround for SDL apps
Branden Robinson wrote:
On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 02:31:37AM +0200, Thomas Winischhofer wrote:
1280x1024 at 24bpp needs 3,932,160 bytes of video RAM just for the
visible screen. There is only 4032K available as the log clearly shows.
Do the math yourself.
I, for one, am not surprised.
If you meant to reach the bug submitter, you need to use the address:
Yes, I saw my mistake the second I had clicked "send".
Anyway, here's another point: Xv was not supported *at all* on the 6326
with 4.2. Hence, video applications were using another method (probably
xshm) by default.
I added Xv support for the 5597/5598/6326/530/620 in September 2002, so
it wasn't there before 4.3. (For a detailed changelog, see
Now, with 4.3, applications are using Xv, which takes extra memory for
the video frame - which simply isn't available.
Option "NoXvideo" should restore the old behavior.
This is 2004. Video applications not having any fallback algorithm in
case of a failure with one of the methods are a shame at least.
thomas AT winischhofer DOT net http://www.winischhofer.net/
twini AT xfree86 DOT org