[mythtv-users] VPDAU and Nvidia GPU running on non-Nvidia motherboard?

Aaron Plattner aplattner at nvidia.com
Wed Jan 28 21:01:10 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:13:04AM -0800, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > 2009/1/28 R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org>:
> >> It is everything to do with the driver. I wouldn't say '...causes Mythtv to
> >> be compiled....no longer work'. Myth compiled in a straightforward manner
> >> without error. But Mythyv thereafter failed to play properly.
> > 
> > I can understand while it would break the code if you installed the
> > full nvidia drivers as it replaces system include files and libraries.
> Yes, that was the problem. It is not made clear anywhere in the README 
> that the driver will install files, using the same names as standard 
> files, but containing non-standard extras..

Try Chapter 5: Listing of Installed Components

It sounds like you're complaining about the fact that the driver installs a
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1.  This path is specified by the OpenGL ABI for Linux
and isn't something we can change, but you can tell the installer to put it
somewhere else with the --opengl-prefix and --opengl-libdir options.  You
can also use --no-opengl-headers to disable installation of headers to

Finally, the driver install is supposed to fail if there are no NVIDIA GPUs
in the system.  If it didn't, there might be a bug in the installer.

> I'm not running on Ubuntu. I am on Fedora 10, using SVN trunk so your 
> patches won't work for me (they might, but not likely).
> > But not using the ubuntu package I've published, the vdpau libraries
> > are independent of the nvidia drivers so you can safely install those
> > without breaking your existing system...
> > Unfortunately, I don't think the ATrpms nvidia package separated the
> > vdpau libraries and made them a separate install.. Would need to ask
> > Axel to look into that ... He responds very quickly and is very
> > efficient , so I have no doubt it won't be a problem for him..
> > 
> > Jean-Yves
> I am not using ATRPMS for the nvidia driver or vdpau code.
> Geoff

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