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



* zephod cfl rr com (zephod cfl rr com) wrote:
> 
> ---- 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

I could say I'm clever, but I just follow links :)

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=389291

Running xrandr isn't the problem, but it helps identify it.  Without 
any flags or comments, xrandr shows 3 video connects on my system:

VGA-0 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 410mm x 257mm
DVI-0 DVI-0 unknown connection 1360x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

The second DVI-0 is the culprit; the fact that it has a defined screen 
size means that the system thinks it's dual-head (or something).

executing the command "xrandr --output DVI-0 --off" allows mplayer to 
play nice.

And that's the temp fix recommended in the buzilla report.  I've added 
that line to my ".bash_profile".  I'm hoping that'll take care of the 
issue until an updated driver arrives.

Jeff Krebs


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