[mythtv-users] Playback problems No XVMC with fx5200, with current nvidia drivers

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 01:47:36 UTC 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 6:23 PM, kim Gross <kgross at jensalt.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure what is going on, but I can't seem to get xvmc working.  I
> have the current nvidia binary drivers installed, and as far as I can
> tell they are working.  The Nvidia settings program works says that the
> drivers are working since I can view and change settings.  Before when
> the drivers were not loading properly nvidia settings would say the
> drivers were not loaded.

[from your xorg.conf]
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier     "Videocard0"
>     Driver         "nvidia"
>     VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
>     BoardName      "GeForce FX 5200"
> EndSection

Try adding to this section the following lines after BoardName:

Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "NVAGP" "1"
Option "UseEvents" "True"
Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "false"

Also, I'm not sure what all the Xinerama lines may be doing. Since it
appears you're only using a single monitor, you don't need Xinerama to
manage dual displays. Chances are this isn't doing anything bad, but
if the above lines don't work it's something to look into. Try adding
the lines above and see if it runs. If not, maybe can look at another
tool for generating xorg.conf instead of nvidia-settings.

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