Bug#508760: vlc-plugin-sdl: no matter what SDL_VIDEODRIVER is set to, vlc uses cacalib for video display

Dallas Legan aw585 at lafn.org
Mon Dec 15 02:17:56 UTC 2008

Package: vlc-plugin-sdl
Version: 0.8.6.h-4+lenny2
Severity: important

I have gotten a couple of game packages, sopwith and slashem-sdl to work
with SDL, so SDL seems to be working in frame buffer mode.
No matter what the environmental configuration variable SDL_VIDEODRIVER
is set to (usually 'fbcon'), however, vlc -V sdl ... always
plays in cacalib mode.
This seems to defeat the purpose of vlc-plugin-sdl.
I think I've checked everything, but it is possible I am
simply ignorant of how things should be configured
to utilize this package.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vlc-plugin-sdl depends on:
ii  libavcodec51            3:20080706-0.2   library to encode decode multimedi
ii  libc6                   2.7-13           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.13-2         Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libvlc0                 0.8.6.h-4        multimedia player and streamer lib
ii  vlc-nox                 0.8.6.h-4+lenny2 multimedia player and streamer (wi

vlc-plugin-sdl recommends no packages.

vlc-plugin-sdl suggests no packages.

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