[mythtv-users] VPDAU and Nvidia GPU running on non-Nvidia motherboard?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Jan 27 04:11:57 UTC 2009
Al McIntosh wrote:
> I am writing to verify if I understand the following statement taken from
> the VDPAU MythTV wiki :
> Warning: Merely installing the nvidia driver breaks digital playback on
> Intel (and probably any other) chipset. The nvidia installer *replaces*
> standard header and library files with nvidia specific versions, breaking
> OpenGL playback on other chips.
> Am I correct that it's warning it's safe to only install NVDIA VDPAU enabled
> driver on an NVIDIA motherboard? Or does the mention of chipset and chip
> refer to GPU?
> > I currently use a Geforce 8500 GT exclusively on a K9AGM2, an ATI based,
> motherboard. I have zero intention of using the on board ATI graphics card.
It is only safe to install a vdpau enabled s 180 series driver, on a
computer which uses an nvidia GPU chipset. The non-standard header files
cannot be used by an Intel video GPU.
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