[mythtv-users] 2010 Mac Mini front end

Michael Ling mlingcod at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 17:38:18 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 2:55 AM, Michael Ling <mlingcod at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
>> On 11-10-25 04:39 AM, Michael Ling wrote:
>> > I have an intel-based mac mini which I've been using as a FE.  Any plans for the
>> > osx build to someday support VDPAU or am I dreaming?
>> Install Linux onto it instead of OS/X,
>> and then you can use VDPAU etc.
> Ok, my mac mini 4,1 or mid-2010 mac mini now dual boots into Oneiric...
> I get these dreaded lines:
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802232 E  VDPAU: Error at mythrender_vdpau.cpp:574
> (#23, The system does not have enough resources to complete the
> requested operation at this time.)
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802246 E  VDPAU: Failed to create output surface.
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802252 E  VDPAU: No presentation surfaces
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802258 E  VDPAU: Failed to create VDPAU render device.
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802272 E  VidOutVDPAU: Failed to initialise VDPAU
> and I've been reading that it's cause my mini is allocating 256megs
> for video ram.  Any way to change this?
> Or will it allocate more video ram if I increase my system memory?
> It's got the standard 2GB on it currently,
> but if solving my issues involves buying more ram, then I'm willing to
> go for it.
> Thanks

Does anyone here have a working 2010 mac mini that they use for vdpau
playback under linux?  Please chime in as I'm losing hope here...  Not
sure what I'm missing to get proper vdpau playback working under
linux.  I'm running a recently installed copy of ubuntu 11.10
(oneiric), and I built master from git about 6 days ago.


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