xv port not available

Vivia Nikolaidou n.vivia at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 21:35:31 UTC 2017

Hi Tatiana,

Refer to the Ubuntu documentation about how to install the default
desktop environment (do they still use Unity nowadays? I don't know
what the package name should be in any case?). Start the desktop
environment, log in graphically, open a console in there, and then it
should work out of the box.

I *think* that the package you want to install is simply called
ubuntu-desktop , but I might be wrong.

Best regards,


On 30 August 2017 at 13:05, Tatiana Sula <tatiana.sula at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Vivia,
> Thank you for replying.
>>Do you have Xorg running in your virtual machine or is it console only?
> I don't think I have them installed, unless they were installed
> automatically.
>>Try running the "xvinfo"command to make sure that your X / drivers are
>> installed correctly.
> This is the output.
> X-Video Extension version 2.2
> screen #0
> no adaptors present
> I guess it's not installed properly.
>>Question, what do you need to implement?
> Actually, I'm working on a media player project . I need to display video on
> screen. I was checking if gstreamer plugins were installed correctly because
> I got an error in my project.
>> If you want to check whether video can be displayed but don't want to
>>have X running, you can try with aasink or cacasink - they'll use
>>ASCII art on your console.
> I can't do that ( I think ). Gstreamer is a backend for the library I'm
> using for my project. I looked through the source files and I saw that for
> video output it checks for: gconfvideosink,  autovideosink, xvimagesink and
> ximagesink in that order. I would need to edit the source files.
> What would you suggest to install? Could you provide me a link ? I know I'm
> asking for a lot but I don't want to break something without knowing.
> Thank you !
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