945GM graphics and mplayer

Marcus Alves Grando mnag at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 3 10:19:59 PDT 2006

Eric Anholt wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 13:25 +0800, Ganbold wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have strange problem with my Dell Latitude D620 laptop which has 945GM 
>> chipset and onboard graphic card.
>> I'm using September 30th RELENG_6.
>> If I use acpi_video only, mplayer can only use "sdl" video output for 
>> full screen playing.
>> If I use mnag at FreeBSD.org's i945 graphics support patch without using 
>> acpi_video, mplayer can use other video outputs for full screen playing 
>> but my mouse works in strange way, mouse pointer doesn't move, or moves 
>> very very slowly. I can see mouse goes over gnome applets (highlights) 
>> but I don't see pointer itself is moving.
>> If I use mnag's patch and acpi_video together mplayer can use only "sdl" 
>> for full screen playing.
> OK, I think in reading your email, I'll substitute "having acpi_video"
> with "not having AGP loaded."  If you have acpi_video on RELENG_6, that
> prevents your AGP from loading afaik.
> So, if you have AGP loaded, you get a broken cursor, but playing XV
> works fine?  Could you try the patch at
> http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/agp-i945-4.diff instead?  There were



> cases where the original patch (along with Linux's code) could get the
> aperture size wrong in my testing.  But then, testing 3 versions of the
> code across 2-3 pieces of hardware and 2 OSes leaves me somewhat
> confused as to what I've really tested, so no guarantees :)
>> Is this strange behavior related to ACPI or something else?
>> Also when I'm not starting /etc/rc.d/moused before going to X I can't 
>> use mouse in X.
>> Is this problem related to X or ACPI?
> X expects to use sysmouse by default.  If you don't have moused
> providing mouse events, you won't get any.

Marcus Alves Grando
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