[mythtv-users] MythTV frontend + XVMC + AGP?
Rich.West at wesmo.com
Fri Mar 13 03:47:28 UTC 2009
sonofzev at iinet.net.au wrote:
> On Fri Mar 13 14:11 , Rich West sent:
>> I just bit the bullet and upgraded all of my frontends to Fedora 10
>> (from Fedora 8), and I have found that I have to finally face the Nvidia
>> bug (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php\?t=118738\) with NvAGP
>> breaking XvMC. Ugh.
>> I had been rebuilding the 100.14.11 driver (the last good working
>> driver) under Fedora 8 by applying a patch to it. Unfortunately, under
>> Fedora 10, I can't get it to compile.
>> I thought I would fight with the latest driver. It looks like the only
>> fix is to set NvAGP to 0, but the side effects of NvAGP disabled seem to
>> be reducing the WAF (choppy previews of HD recordings (due to higher CPU
>> utilization?), really really high cpu utilization and the resulting
>> video drag when skipping forward, backward, or auto commercial skipping).
>> I know this isn't entirely mythtv related, but I was wondering if anyone
>> has had any luck with, possibly, compiling 100.14.11 under Fedora 10
>> (kernel 22.214.171.124)?
> I don't use Fedora but that's a really really old driver version.
> The current stable version on the nvidia site is 180.29.
> Some distros even go into the Beta driver which is 180.37.
> I suggest you try and download from nvidia directly.
I'm currently fighting with the latest stable driver, but as was
mentioned in http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XvMC#NVIDIA_2, there has been a
bug present in the nvidia drivers that require nvagp to be disabled.
With newer drivers, if nvagp is enabled, XVMC stops working.
The last properly functioning driver for this feature was 100.14.11... :(
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