intel driver: playing video with totem: bad quality, causes lockup at next switch to VT
Raúl Sánchez Siles
rasasi78 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 14:46:01 PDT 2007
Willi Mann wrote:
> I have a very strange issue on my Acer TravelMate 6004LMi notebook:
> Playing videos with totem (and other players) shows very bad colors.
> (the brightness seems to be way too high). I don't experience this issue
> with the vesa driver, so the players or their libraries are probably not
> to blame. (And I didn't experience this issue with 1.x versions of the
> intel driver)
I've also have noticed this issue. I didn't pay him much importance since
I set my video player to avoid it. The problem is that default brightness,
contrast and saturation values output a very ugly video. I use to set
saturation to almost 0 and low a big deal of brightness and contrast. I
usually use codeine or other xine back-end apps. Having know about this post
I tried with mplayer, and this problem doesn't happen, so I'll talk to xine
people to see what could be happening.
> Another issue is that very often when I switch to VT, the screen goes
> black and the whole system hangs. netconsole deliveres no output. Most
> times, the xorg.log file does not contain anything useful. Sometimes
> however, (at least twice so far) I got a stack trace.
I have just placed a bug for this:
> This lockup always occurs when I have played a video in the X session,
> (It's not playing when I switch to VT) but sometimes also when I didn't
> play any video in the Xsession. (e.g. when I switch directly from kdm
> login screen to VT)
This last sentence seems to belong to a different bug, please look
In any case, and even this report is very comprehensive, having a
backtrace of the crash is always worthwhile, please look into:
http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/XserverDebugging for tips on how to get
a backtrace for a core dump.
> Please CC: me on replies.
Raúl Sánchez Siles
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