Problem playing DVDs in FC2 - a workaround

Motor motor1024 at
Sat Jun 26 13:53:28 UTC 2004

On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 17:24:11 +0100, Motor wrote:

> X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for
> operation)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  141 (XVideo) Minor opcode of failed
>   request:  19 () Serial number of failed request:  82 Current serial
>   number in output stream:  82

Quick follow up for anyone who comes across this thread while searching
the archives for their own problem: Here's some more info and a
workaround. The bug is being tracked in's bugilla:

And relates to pixmaps being cached but not cleared out when the memory is
needed for the XVideo extension. There is a workaround suggested in the
bugzilla page, adding:

Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"

to xorg.conf, giving something like this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G550"
Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"

This seems to work for me... though obviously it is just a workaround and
not a solution.

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