Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.6I first impressions
To: Lars Nordlund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: avon barksdale <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2002 22:13:22
On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 03:04:17AM +0100, Lars Nordlund wrote:
> No DRI support
> I think this is the reason why movies are not played smoothly in
> mplayer and ogle. Or perhaps it is something else.. A quick look says
> that porting DRI from linux/freebsd is non trivial.. But it would be
> fun to have. Another solution for smooth movies are nice -20 on the X
> server. Or perhaps a faster computer.
Ogle & MPlayer don't use DRI. It's definitely something else. DRI only
helps for 3D programs (games like bzflag/glton or graphic applications
FYI, the DRI code in FreeBSD is unmaintained now that Eric Anholt is the
x11 maintainer. Yes, it is definitely non-trivial to port.
As far as recommending ways to increase speed...
- dmesg (Perhaps the DVD drive is not using DMA)
- xdpyinfo | grep XV (Make sure the XVideo extension is enabled)
- color depth (There's MMX code for 16 bit, but not 24)