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Re: Fedora 8, mplayer, radeon 9250, and "fullscreen" mode



---- Jeff Krebs <jkrebs tconl com> wrote: 
> * Jeff Krebs (jkrebs tconl com) wrote:
> > I've installed Fedora 8 with few, if any, issues.  However, I am 
> > experiencing a problem with mplayer (from FreshRPMs): when in fullscreen 
> > mode, it only displays around 3/4rs to 7/8ths the size of the actual 
> > full screen.  The black borders or video image don't extend fully to the 
> > right or bottom; the display is shoved in the upper left corner at 0,0.  
> > My setup is:
> > 
> > - Pentium 4, 1.6gz
> > - ATI Radeon 9250 AGP card
> > - Using the "radeon" driver from xorg
> > - Acer AL1916W LCD monitor, 1440x900 resolution
> > 
> > Mplayer worked splendidly under Fedora 7.  My xorg.conf file is the 
> > EXACT same one I used under Fedora 7.  My mplayer prefs are the same as 
> > well (the "monitoraspect" is set to 16:10).  I use the xv mplayer driver 
> > and have libdrm and mesa-libGL installed.  Even though the display isn't 
> > fullscreen, it still retains the correct aspect ratio.
> > 
> > This issue happens with and without gdm (I set the "runlevel" to 3 under 
> > initab, and performed a manual "startx" with the same output result).
> > 
> > This problem occurs under both the AfterStep and twm window managers.
> > 
> > I've been very happy with the Xorg radeon driver, at least under Fedora 
> > 7, and really have no interest in installing the proprietary drivers if 
> > I don't have to.
> > 
> > Can anyone repeat this issue?
> > 
> > I did notice that Steve (zephod cfl rr com) had a prior post
> > 
> > "Problem with screen resolution in F8"
> > 
> > where he was experiencing a 2/3 screen with a Radeon card and LCD.  Things
> > sounded eerily familiar.
> > 
> > What can I do?
> > 
> > Jeff
> > 
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> Most odd indeed.
> 
> Again, the "Problem with screen resolution in F8" thread seems to have 
> identified the issue. running xrandr, I seem to have a ghost monitor 
> attached with a resolution of 1360X768 (compared to my normal 1440x900).

Er.. did I miss some messages? How did you determine that running xrandr to be the cause of the problem?

> Appears to be an ATI driver issue.  Hopefully a fix is in the works.

Just updated to xorg-x11-drv-ati - 6.7.196-1.fc8.i386 but no luck.

Steve


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