[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Tue Mar 27 22:23:54 UTC 2007

Damian Surr wrote:
> twm doesn't come with Ubuntu. I did log in with Gnome failsafe (I think 
> that's what it was called), but the problem was still there. glxgears 
> hitting around 10fps
> I tried to install twm, but couldn't log in with it so I either did 
> something wrong or it wasn't set up properly for Ubuntu.

I think you may have to do something like (as root):

killall gdm

and then

startx -- twm

and you'll have it.  (read the manpages on startx; I'm pretty sure I 
have that wrong.)


So glxgears is running slow.

I'm assuming your video is jerky?  Sound choppy?

Let's back up and refresh my failing memory.  What's the original problem?

Maybe we're all getting hung up on glxgears, and not solving the real 


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