[ivtv-users] (xv driver XDriver, ivtv_dev_drv, ivtvdev_drv) compile in modular xorg 6.9+?

Jeff Simpson jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu
Sun Mar 26 00:56:48 CET 2006

On 3/25/06, Jeff Simpson <jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
> On 3/25/06, Jeff Simpson <jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Could you please post the whole error message (with filename, command
> > > line, etc.)?
> >
> >
> > haha, I got it to work! while I was trying to get a log for the build
> > process I realized that it wasn't including all the files for some reason.
> > It's up and running now. Thanks!
> >
> > I think I'm going to finish packaging it up and make an ebuild for it
> >
> >  - Jeff
> >
> Wow, this new version of X makes the ivtv driver SO much faster! I almost
> can't tell it's framebuffer!
> Also - sharevts is nice. You can tell the X session to always display,
> even when it's not active.
> I second the problem that other people are noting - when the encoder is
> active, you can't use XV to decode without a stutter.
> So I have a tar.bz2 file that contains all of the necessary files to build
> and a .ebuild file that goes in the portage overlay (gentoo). What is the
> appropriate way to distribute these? the tarball contains files from the
> original XDriver source since so much of it had to be modified. I'm sure
> it's technically possible to combine all of that into a mess of patches and
> have it download the original source directly, but it makes more sense to
> leave it in this format, since it matches the other drivers in xorg 7.
> Thoughts?
>  - Jeff

I spoke too soon, it's not working quite right, yet.

If I run X with -sharevts using the ivtvdev driver, it brings CPU usage for
that process up to 100% and stays there eating CPU. Also, as a side effect,
I can't switch to VTs anymore once I run it, they show up as a screen full
of garbled color.
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