View Full Version : OpenGL in KDE & VLC with old ATI card

April 7th, 2010, 12:33 PM
I have a legacy card:
RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon Mobility X300 (M22) 5460 (PCIE)" (ChipID = 0x5460)

In an old Dell laptop, the screen doesn't work so it's plugged into an external monitor.

Kubuntu 10.4 beta1

I'm using the default xorg drivers:

# head Xorg.0.log

X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-25-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux thor 2.6.32-19-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 31 17:46:20 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-19-generic root=UUID=ad64b4e1-4747-4b96-9a0c-15e03d1ea61c ro quiet splash
Build Date: 30 March 2010 08:17:06PM
xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu1 (Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4

Section "Device"
Identifier "My Graphics Card"
Driver "radeon"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "DRI" "on"
Option "DynamicPM" "on" # Dynamic powersaving.
Option "ClockGating" "on" # Assisting option for powersaving.
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" # EXA should fit most cases.
Option "EXAVSync" "on" # EXAVSync is explained above.
Option "DMAForXv" "on" # Forced option in order to enable Xv overlay.
Option "ScalerWidth" "2048" # That should fix some very rare bugs.
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on" # It will not be enabled on R5xx cards.
Option "RenderAccel" "on" # Optional. It should be enabled by default.
Option "AccelDFS" "on" #Optional. See the man page.
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

OpenGL for desktop effects doesn't work, it reverts to Xrender which is very slow.
Previously in 9.10 VLC would play videos okay(but slow) if I set it to use OpenGL ( otherwise I just got a black screen and sound, no video), but now in 10.4 VLC crashes when set to OpenGL ( other modes still don't work, ie blackness in place of video )

$ vlc SUNP0004.AVI
VLC media player 1.0.5 Goldeneye
[0x884c148] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
failed to create drawable
[????????] x11 video output error: X11 request 55.0 failed with error code 9:
BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 55 (X_CreateGC)
Resource id in failed request: 0x4200007
Serial number of failed request: 60
Current serial number in output stream: 62
Segmentation fault (core dumped)