[Mplayer-users] RedHat 7.1 and nVidia cards

Felix Buenemann atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Apr 24 15:42:24 CEST 2001

On Montag, 23. April 2001 20:52 you wrote:
> Hi,
> I downloaded and installed redhat 7.1 last week. A word of warning. There
> is no hardware acceleration on the nVidia drivers that come with the
> distribution. Also the nVidia drivers at nVidia.com for RH7.1 don't work.
> I'm not sure why, and am still investigating.
Get the correct rpms for your kernel/RedHat version from nvidia (if you 
recompiled your kernel you should choose src rpm or tarball). Install it as 
the intructions tell. ANd after installing open up your /etc/X11/XF86Config, 
or wereever it resides and change in the graphics driver section "nv" to 
"nvidia", now the nvidia driver will be autoloaded on X startup, if it's 
installed correctly, please read the whole README from the nvidia page.
If you monitor supports DDC you may also remove the modelines for 
refreshrates from x config and nvidia driver will autodetect it.

> While playing a mpeg on my athalon 1.1 GHz the results were:
> RH7.0 mplayer/X not on tops list
> RH7.1 mplayer 8% of CPU, X 10% of CPU.
> X doesn't go below 7% at any time.
xv uses between 1% and 2% on with -vo xv and -vo sdl on my SuSE 7.1 system 
with GeForce DDR and latest nVidia binary drivers.

> Just thought I'd give everyone a heads up.

Best Regards,

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