[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 17:14:07 UTC 2007
jason maxwell wrote:
> On 3/23/07, jason maxwell <decepticon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/23/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
>>> William Munson wrote:
>>> Damian Surr wrote:
>>> Save yourself a lot of grief. Install "envy" and let it install the
>>> latest nvidia drivers for you. You can find envy at this url.
>>> I actually did that (sorry I didn't mention it, I forgot what it was
>>> called). I installed the drivers manually following a guide, but got
>>> nervous that I'd not done it properly because the 3D performance
>>> didn't seem to be what I would expect (Planet Penguin Racer stutters
>>> and I wouldn't expect it to on a 5200 even though I've only got a 1Gig
>>> Athlon processor. Also, the simple 'fade in' of the log in screen in
>>> Ubuntu seems to stutter. I really didn't expect that). I than did the
>>> envy install and all seemed to go well. The 3D performance didn't
>>> change, but I'm fairly confident that the drivers are installed correctly.
>>> Do you get the nvidia logo flashing on the screen at bootup?
>>> Yes, that's there fine.
>>> If not check your xorg.conf file for Driver "nvidia" rather than Driver
>>> "nv". Also check for Option "NoLogo" and make sure its 0 or false.
>>> I'm using 'nvidia' in xorg.
>>> Maybe I should post my xorg file?
>>> Does glxgears run and what kind of frame rate does it report?
>>> I just ran it and it came up in a window ok. Not sure how to get framerate
>>> from it. I'll have to look later. I'm supposed to be working today and I've
>>> done nothing more than Myth reading and tweaking :-)
>> when run from a terminal, the framerate is reported in that terminal
>> every 3 seconds or so. be sure to not scale the gears window, or cover
>> it with another window, that would skew the results.
> actually, i just realized the framerate no longer shows in the
> terminal by default. it's now an option. run glxgears -printfps and it
> will report every 5 seconds or so.
Ah right .. thanks.
I'm getting just over 10 fps
That seems very low to me looking at the geomertry in that little
window, or is it more complicated than it looks for benchmarking reasons?
I have a 5200 card running nVidia driver 1.0.9746
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