Re: new kernel, mplayer problem
From: Dave Brown (dhbrown_at_hobbes.dhbrown.net)
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 01:15:46 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, anc wrote:
>> Trying out a new kernel, 2.4.25, (up from 2.4.20), everything seems to
>> work fine until I try mplayer. When I do, the system hangs, and I have to
>> power off to reset. If I boot the old kernel, mplayer works "just fine".
> Do you have sound with your new kernel ? If you are using alsa sound will
> break after compiling a new kernel, unless you have compiled soind support
> into your kernel. Maybe the mplayer freeze is sound related (just
> guessing). Other things I would try is lsmod, see if the modules you have
> made (if any ) are listed.
It looks like sound modules are getting plugged okay. But a module not in
the 2.4.20 list which appears in the 2.4.26 list is 'r128'. I believe
this is a video module (I'm running with a ATI Rage Pro video card).
I thought my configuration was essentially the same as a stock RH kernel,
(copied from their configs directory of their kernel source). Digging
into the r128 module, it looks like it's aimed at DRM (direct rendering),
and that may be what mplayer doesn't like. And apparently, (via google),
there's a problem with mplayer and DRI and (maybe just) ATI.
Now... to figure out how to fix it. (I'll take a look at the "help" in
the kernel config.)
-- Dave Brown Austin, TX