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Thread: Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

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    Question Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bit) on a system with a GeForce 210 graphics card and I can't get VDPAU to work.

    Previously I ran 10.04 (32 bit) on the same system with SMPlayer working perfectly with VDPAU.
    Now however if I select VDPAU in "preferences -> video -> output driver" there is no video, only sound.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

    Oh... I'm also running the "Experimental 3D Support for NVidia cards" driver in the "additional drivers" list which seems to be the only driver I found that runs properly on my system.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

    I've managed to get VDPAU working by installing VLC media player (not my favorite, but it works) and installing the VDPAU driver using:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vdpau-va-driver
    I do like SMPlayer much better though so if someone has a tip on how to get that working it would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

    What you have working is VA-API with VLC..
    The vdpau-va library is a VDPAU backend for VA-API.
    I'm guessing that experimental 3d driver is nouveau & not nvidia driver.

    The GT210 is very low power so needs the nvidia driver to work well.

    Could examine or post your
    /var/log/Xorg.0,log
    file as attachment (*.txt), this file will he;p debug the X server video driver

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and VDPAU?

    Anyone had any progress on this post. I still have slow graphics, and sleep still don't work. I thought since there has been a while since any activity here, maybe someone did any better.

    I changed to ubunto from win 7 on this 1215b because it works smoother, and in win7 my touchpad was a mess, but it automaticly worked when installing ubuntu. I tried the 11.10 the day it was released but thought it was buggy then, so I'm back to 11.04.

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