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How do you change the XvImage settings in Linux?

By Jay Jay
Sep 4, 2007
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  1. I'm trying to work through several problems with my ATI Mobility M1 chipset under Linux (my distro is Kubuntu) to get it working properly so that I no longer have to boot into Windows whenever I want to watch films and play games.

    xvinfo reports: maximum XvImage size: 720 x 2048

    It should be either 2048 x 2048 or 1024 x 1024, but where do I go to change the settings? I've searched on google, various linux forums and nothing comes up.

    If anyone knows, please shed some light on this for me as I'll be very grateful - thanks.

    Jay
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Hum.. Why should it be 1024x1024?

    Anyway, xvinfo reports the information gathered from the X server. All the capabilities are down to your video card and the X driver. See the manual of the driver you are using. You may have to tweak Xv or video memory settings.
  3. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Hi Nodsu, thanks for replying...

    I'm still relatively a newcomer to Linux and 1024x1024 was among the information I came across during my research - should it be 2048 x 2048?

    Alright, I'll do a google for it.

    Ok, how do I achieve this please? I suspect it involves calling up a file in the Kate editor and then altering the details but I'm unsure as to which file I need to look up.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Video memory size may be adjustable in system BIOS.

    All other settings will be settable in the X configuration file. Where this file lives and how it is named, depends heavily on your specific Linux distro. (No, I'm not a *ubuntu user, so I have no idea)
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