[PC-BSD Testing] Flash Vdpau and other issues

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Wed Sep 5 13:37:53 PDT 2012

On 09/03/2012 09:58, Dewey Hylton wrote:
> i'm running lxde on 9.1-RC1 amd64 with the intel driver.
> i do not see #1 below, but instead the screen simply goes black until 
> the power turns off.
> i do not see #2 below at all - the clock is to the far right, and 
> everything else appears to be in its proper place.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From: *"Jacob Daniels" <jacob.dan1984 at gmail.com>
>     *To: *testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>     *Sent: *Monday, September 3, 2012 8:07:50 AM
>     *Subject: *[PC-BSD Testing] Flash Vdpau and other issues
>     Hi,
>     I have some issues to report.
>     1:During shutdown, LXDE gives a garbled and white/ black stripped
>     screen, instead of showing the progress of shutdown
>     2: the Taskbar tray of XFCE is not properly aligned, being that
>     the clock is in the middle, next to the quick launch icons(to the
>     left)
>     and the quick launch for the browser in XFCE does not function
>     properly, clicking on the globe, gives no result
>     Usually The clock and the system icons are supposed to be in the
>     far right normally?
>     3: the new disc tray does not always function, it fails to display
>     or mount various optical media's
>     it is usually hit and miss
>     4: not to nit pick, or fuss, but in 9.0 Stable- RELEASE desktop
>     environments loaded rather instantly but not in any of the
>     snapshots , beta or RC 1
>     I am curious and want to know if anything is being done differently
>     5:  In various RPM - based distro's and even in Linux Mint, there
>     is a fix for the nvidia gpu's that give the blue tinge when
>     playing you tube content, it has something to do with how the
>     flash plugin (or youtube's?) player writes to VDPAU, specifically
>     the lower layer function....
>     I know this is not specifically  a high priority, and can remedied
>     simply by removing the check mark in the "enable hardware
>     acceleration box, under the settings menu when you right click the
>     video you are playing
>     But regardless I just wanted to let the Development Team of PC-BSD
>     know of this specific Bug- Fix
>     I learned of this fix via a Magiea(Fork of Mandriva, RPM based,
>     using Urpmi) developing mailing list, as I used to be an avid fan
>     of mandriva and was my first ever linux experience
>     But that's about it!...
>     I would like to show my appreciation and unlimited gratitude to
>     the PC-BSD Development Team for working so endlessly to make
>     professional enterprise quality system software available to the
>     general public, as in regards to making it user  and n00B Friendly!
>     Again, Thanks!
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Concerning #3, the mount tray utilizes the devd system watcher to look 
for device changes. Unfortunately, the devd support for optical devices 
(CD/DVD disks) is still in a very unstable form at the moment. Once that 
is finalized (hopefully here soon), the mount tray should be able to 
work with those just fine.

For #5, I have discovered that to get rid of the blue-tinge in flash 
video's, I just need to right click on the video, go to flash settings, 
and uncheck the hardware acceleration option.

~~ Ken Moore ~~

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