[mythtv-users] I killed XvMC with a little test. Help!
kungfujesus06 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 15:15:00 UTC 2009
Allen Edwards wrote:
> My aux FE was just fine when and ran envyng to updage the nvidia
> driver. Now any recorded show that requires XvMC to play (HD shows)
> takes mythfrontend to 100% and a black screen with mythfrontend
> locked up.
> mythfrontend.log shows this as the last thing:
> 2009-02-11 20:20:22.115 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
> 2009-02-11 20:20:22.120 Failed to approve 'none' deinterlacer
> 2009-02-11 20:20:22.121 Couldn't load deinterlace filter
> 2009-02-11 20:20:22.121 Realtime priority would require SUID as root.
> 2009-02-11 20:20:22.143 XvMC: picture structure FRAME
> If I change from CPU--, which uses XvMC to SLIM, the show will play
> but not smoothly so it is unwatchable. Thus it isn't the recording.
> I have tried several recordings. SD recordings play fine. You will
> notice from the log that I turned deinterlacing to "none" to simplify
> the problem. It didn't help. I tried putting in a new video card, a
> 5200 and updated the driver again and it acts the same. I removed the
> driver and used the nvidia-xconfig to install it and it acts the same.
> Nothing helps.
> P4 2.4GHz
> Nvidia 5200 AGP
> RGB monitor
> Mythbuntu 8.04
> branches/release-0-21-fixes version 19878
> I don't know what happened. I was just trying to verify some things
> for the wiki I am writing and now my system is broken.
> I posted some of this within another thread but thought it better to
> start a new one.
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Unfortunately Nvidia broke XvMC with AGP a WHILE ago. The only way to
make it work is literally to disable AGP with the NvAGP option in
Xorg.conf. For more info in my attempts to get Nvidia to pay any
attention to the problem, here is my post on the nvnews.net forums:
It's not card specific, it's something that occurs on pretty much any
card with any GART implementation. PCI Express users have it just fine.
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