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

Martin . blindmanonacid at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 01:02:17 CEST 2008

**sorry for the multiple questions under one topic!

Is there a way to use pd/Gem without any interaction with Jack while
Jack is running? When pd goes down it takes Jack with it, even though
audio computation is not on...

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:41 AM, Martin . <blindmanonacid at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> troubles?
> cheers,
> Martin
> 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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