Intel i915GM (xf86-video-intel modesetting) Tearing during playback with XV

Lukas Hejtmanek xhejtman at
Wed Feb 21 00:45:17 PST 2007

On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:04:11PM -0800, Tristan Willy wrote:
> >> Any suggestions?
> >
> >You can still use the overlay video adaptor, which does sync with
> >vretrace.
>  I'm having the same tearing issues, but I have no idea on how to use
> the overlay video adapter. Is this something I can enable with some
> switch with, for instance, mplayer?

get port base number, e.g., using xvinfo. In my case, video overlay has port
base number 89. Then run mplayer -vo xv:port=89 movie.avi (however, the video
overlay seems to be broken but my complains seem to be ignored).

Lukáš Hejtmánek

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