I am a ubuntu user that trying get opensuse 11 running on my msi wind laptop. Everything looks pretty well except I got stuck with video playback.
With the one-click installation, I got codes/lib packages from mixed repositories: videoLan and Packman. I have replaced the packages from videoLan with the ones from Packman but video playback still doesn’t work properly.
I can use only x11 as video output for my smplayer; as soon as I switch to xv driver, the screen just went blue.
What happens if you disable ‘special desktop effects’ ? (by “special desktop effects” I mean ‘the cube’ / ‘3D’ ). … Also, what graphic hardware do you have (as some Intel hardware devices had this problem with different drivers).
Older Intel graphics chips are supported by two drivers ( “i810” and “intel” ). The intel driver is the default on openSUSE 10.3 due to the high demand for features like native mode setting (no longer VESA BIOS based) and RANDR 1.2 support.
When updating to openSUSE 10.3, the i810 driver is not exchanged with the intel driver. Use “sax2 -r” to switch to the intel driver.
The intel driver is still not as stable as i810; use “sax2 -r -m 0=i810” to switch back to i810, if you encounter problems that did not occur previously with the i810 driver. In those cases, consider to open a bug report against the intel driver.
I’ve read of openSUSE-11.0 users having similar problems, although I do not know if the graphic driver situation is exactly the same.
In 10.3 users who wanted 3D/desktop effects needed the superior performance that came from the “intel” driver. But it had problems with video (like you noted). Users who wanted more stability, and the “xv” driver to work, would resort to the i810 driver.
Not sure if that helps, but its possible that 11.0 suffers from something similar to 10.3.