[PD] [Gnome/Ubuntu] Gem video on external screen

Martin . blindmanonacid at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 00:41:16 CEST 2008

Actually, the CPU bit is not true. Its at 50-60% regardless, sorry for
the noise.

Still though, I guess the main issue is that Gem crashes upon loading
videos into pix_film. Anyone know a way to track the reason for Gem


On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:24 AM, Martin . <blindmanonacid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Im a bit desperate to find a way to play video on an external screen
> without Gem (or even X/Gnome) crashing.
> Ive set up xorg.conf to a virtual screensize of the double
> horizontally so as to have a projector read the video from the "right
> part" of the screen, and still have my GUIs visible on the "left part"
> (what is visible on my laptop screen).
> This is how it looks in xorg.conf:
> Section "Screen"
>        Identifier      "Default Screen"
>        Device          "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphi$
>        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
>        DefaultDepth    24
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth 24
>                Virtual 2048 768
>        EndSubSection
> EndSection
> The CPU jumps to 60% when playing video with the external screen on,
> but lays nicely on 8-9% when only playing on the normal screen. I
> guess lots of people are working with similar stuff - are there other
> (more stable/safe/efficient) ways of getting to this? or is the high
> CPU something to expect when using an external screen?
> Are there any good ways of finding the source of Gem crashes btw?
> Im very happy for any feedback as Im quite fresh on both Gem and projections :)
> cheers,
> Martin

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