[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia
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Fri Mar 23 16:59:06 UTC 2007
On 3/23/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
> Damian Surr wrote:
> Save yourself a lot of grief. Install "envy" and let it install the
> latest nvidia drivers for you. You can find envy at this url.
> I actually did that (sorry I didn't mention it, I forgot what it was
> called). I installed the drivers manually following a guide, but got
> nervous that I'd not done it properly because the 3D performance
> didn't seem to be what I would expect (Planet Penguin Racer stutters
> and I wouldn't expect it to on a 5200 even though I've only got a 1Gig
> Athlon processor. Also, the simple 'fade in' of the log in screen in
> Ubuntu seems to stutter. I really didn't expect that). I than did the
> envy install and all seemed to go well. The 3D performance didn't
> change, but I'm fairly confident that the drivers are installed correctly.
> Do you get the nvidia logo flashing on the screen at bootup?
> Yes, that's there fine.
> If not check your xorg.conf file for Driver "nvidia" rather than Driver
> "nv". Also check for Option "NoLogo" and make sure its 0 or false.
> I'm using 'nvidia' in xorg.
> Maybe I should post my xorg file?
> Does glxgears run and what kind of frame rate does it report?
> I just ran it and it came up in a window ok. Not sure how to get framerate
> from it. I'll have to look later. I'm supposed to be working today and I've
> done nothing more than Myth reading and tweaking :-)
when run from a terminal, the framerate is reported in that terminal
every 3 seconds or so. be sure to not scale the gears window, or cover
it with another window, that would skew the results.
> I am running the same version driver as you on a AthlonXP 2200+ and can
> watch hi-def programming "Live" with just a few stutters and
> pre-recorded perfectly. You should be able to do SD tv without problems
> on your 1000.
> That's reassuring. I've got a nagging feeling about my 5200 card now do to
> this and 3d seeming worse that I'd expected. I couldn't find any benchmark
> comparison app to test it against though. Maybe glxgears is the answer.
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