[mythtv] [exp. patch] xv xvmc merge (v4)
wd at pobox.com
Fri Apr 8 13:31:49 UTC 2005
Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
>>Looks pretty good. The OSD looks as it should, as does the video while
>>> the OSD is present. I can't say the same for any of the 0.17 builds
>>> without the patch.
>>> Unfortunately, with XvMC enabled the system is still not stable. If I
>>> skip forward several times in a row while playing a recording, the
>>> entire system hangs.
> I'm running the 6629 drivers, but I doubt the drivers have destabilized
> since then in this area. It's probably a hardware compatibility issue.
> try changing the NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 kernel module
> options to 0. If that doesn't solve your stability problem, then see
> if turning off AGP does. If so there is a guide in the nvidia driver
> readme on getting AGP working properly.
I've been running the 6629 drivers with 0.16 without any stability
problems. When I first tried 0.17 (still with 6629), I experienced
system hangs with XvMC enabled. This time around I tried the 7174
drivers along with the CVS version and your patch. Same hangs.
The thing is, I'm not even using AGP. My MX4000 card is PCI. The
system (Pundit) does have AGP functionality for the onboard graphics,
but I'm not using it. I have disabled the onboard SIS graphics in the
BIOS, but it still seems to be detected by linux. But would that even
have an effect on the stability of the nvidia card/driver ?
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