[mythtv-users] Advice for VDPAU and HD-PVR

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sat Dec 27 22:11:29 UTC 2008

R. G. Newbury wrote:

> And I have discovered, to my chagrin and a LOT of wasted time, that the 
> Nvida driver installs it's own versions of some files...not just adding 
> new and extra files. Merely installing the nvidia 180.16 driver *will* 
> break playback with other chipsets/drivers.
> If you wish to try that route, do not install the driver until you have 
> extracted the contents (NVIDIA....pkg.run -x ' and made copies of the 
> libraries and include files which are included in the driver package and 
> which the install will replace.
> As the old naval orders used to say 'Fail not hereof at your peril'.

Yes, it is annoying. I wish NVIIDIA would not rely on things such as 
customized GL libraries.

I install the files from the proprietary NVIDIA driver is a separate 
directory tree and modify /etc/ld.conf and /etc/X11/xorg.conf so that 
they can be found.

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