[mythtv-users] VPDAU and Nvidia GPU running on non-Nvidia motherboard?
g8ecj at gilks.org
Tue Jan 27 08:16:25 UTC 2009
> Rob Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Al McIntosh <al at allanmcintosh.com>
>>> Am I correct that it's warning it's safe to only install NVDIA VDPAU
>>> driver on an NVIDIA motherboard? Or does the mention of chipset and
>>> refer to GPU?
>> It's basically saying that running Nvidia GPUs mixed with other
>> non-Nvidia GPUs in the same box is unsupported and doesn't work very
>> well. Motherboard chipset doesn't matter.
> Gee, I thought I was being clear.That's what law school does to you! Yo
> become verbose, prolix and misunderstood. Or is it misunderestimated?
> Normally, you can install any driver package you want and it will not
> affect you ability to use a different driver of the same group, such as
> a video driver.
> Merely installing the 180 series NVIDIA driver screws up your ability
> to get proper video output with non-Nvidia GPU chips. The install itself
> breaks things for other GPU chips. The Nvidia 180 series driver should
> only be installed when you intend to use a vdpau enabled nvidia GPU.
> I found this out the hard way with the 180.08 driver. It may change but
> my examination of the 180.22 package shows that it will do the same thing.
So its nothing to do with the driver itself, its the header files that it
brings with it that cause MytTV to be compiled in such a way as to no
longer work with (for example) Intel GPUs.
Did I get it right? In which case I'm confused as to why you are
installing Nvidia drivers when you don't have an Nvidia GPU...
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