[mythtv-users] Problems with libvisual (MythMusic) and xmame (MythGame)

Timothee Groleau kde at timotheegroleau.com
Sat Sep 13 15:31:15 UTC 2008

Thanks for your reply, Arthur.

On 13 September 2008 pm 22:51:22 Arthur Green wrote:
> I've been struggling with getting ATI fglrx set up properly on Fedora 8
> x86_64. Could you post your xorg.conf?

Sure, for info, this is the ATi card is onboard (on an Acer Aspire L5100):
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series

and here is my xorg.conf:
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"

Section "Module"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "GLcore"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "freetype"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName   "ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Series"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768"

Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode       0660


> [ ... ]
> > 2) this issue is not specific to mythtv but I figured some of you may
> > know: xmame refuses to start (both from mythfrontend and standalone at
> > the command line), and I can't find what's wrong. I get the following
> > message: ==========
> > #xmame.x11 /path/to/rom
> > [snip]
> > MIT-SHM Extension Available. trying to use...
> > Error: failed to create MITSHM block.
> > video_init failed
> > ==========
> >
> > the shared memory is mounted as follow:
> > ==========
> > #mount
> > shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> > ==========
> >
> > xmame was emerged with the following use flags:
> > games-emulation/xmame-0.106  USE="X alsa joystick opengl
> > sdl -arts -dga -esd -expat -ggi -lirc (-mmx) -net (-svga) -xinerama -xv"
> Guessing here - maybe there's a permission issue on /dev/shm?

well, /dev/shm shows as:
drwxrwxrwt  2 root     root           40 Sep 13 06:53 shm

and on my other gentoo box, xmame runs fine, but on that box, I have a 
dedicated graphic card.


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