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7. Platform Specific Notes and Requirements

7.1 FreeBSD

Xine fails when allocating images

Make sure you have enough shared memory enabled. This is very limited by default.

Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file:


Playing Video CDs

Currently (because of issues with the FreeBSD kernel) Xine can only play VCDs from ATAPI cdrom drives. not from SCSI drives.

Currently (Jan 2001), FreeBSD-stable (and thus the current releases also) needs a patch to the kernel sources to make VCDs work (please check the FreeBSD documentation if you are unsure on how to build a custom kernel with this patch included).

The file you have to patch is /sys/dev/ata/atapi-cd.c and the patch is included in the README.freebsd file included with the Xine source distribution.

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