[Mplayer-users] RedHat 7.1 and nVidia cards
venu at gdit.iiit.net
Wed Apr 25 06:16:54 CEST 2001
I am using the NVidia 0.9-769 drivers from NVidia on a RH 7.1
system with XFree86 4.0.3, with kernel 2.4.3 . They work just fine, except
of course for the
OpenGL, which anyway (according to the docs) does not work with DRI. I
downloaded the GLX and the kernel modules from
http://home.mira.net/~ashridah. What you might want to try is downloading
the kernel source, compiling it, and recompiling the kernel module with
the SYSINCLUDE option set to your compiled kernel header files
directory. You will probably not get any problems then. Oh, and remove any
old NV kernel modules lying around in the same kernel modules directory as
the one you have compiled. mplayer with option -vo x11 works fine full
screen and otherwise. I have not benchmarked the driver, so I cannot tell
you the CPU and other usage.
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, bill t wrote:
> > Message: 8
> > From: Jindrich Kolorenc <jkol5223 at menza.mff.cuni.cz>
> > To: mplayer-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: Re: [Mplayer-users] RedHat 7.1 and nVidia cards
> > Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 08:25:31 -0400
> > Reply-To: mplayer-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> > Dne po 23. duben 2001 14:52 jste napsal(a):
> > > Hi,
> > > I downloaded and installed redhat 7.1 last week. A word of warning.
> > > 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
> > > I'm not sure why, and am still investigating.
> > >
> > > While playing a mpeg on my athalon 1.1 GHz the results were:
> > >
> > > RH7.0 mplayer/X not on tops list
> > I don't believe, it simply must be somewhere.
> Actually I would have to turn off netscape, emacs, and mpg123 before it
> shows up on top. If I sort by memory usage both are near the top, but that
> is expected.
> > > RH7.1 mplayer 8% of CPU, X 10% of CPU.
> > >
> > > X doesn't go below 7% at any time.
> > Do you mean when playing the mpeg or really any time? I also suppose you
> > using the 'nv' driver (because you wrote that 'nvidia' doesn't work) and
> > mplayer output -vo x11. Is that right?
> > J.Kolorenc
> In rh7.0 I'm using the nvidia driver, I have the kernel module and the XFree
> module. I am using Xfree 4.0.1. with the -vo x11 option in rh7.0 I get a
> black screen with sound.
> In rh7.1 I'm using the nv driver. The kernel module provided with the
> release and from nvidias site complains of symbol clashing when insmod'd.
> The nvidia X11 driver just doesn't work. I'm assuming that it needs the
> kernel driver as a prerequite. When playing I need to do -vo x11, and it
> uses about 10% of CPU. the memory usage is slightly higher but not a lot.
> When using -vo sdl it peaks at 15% when the movie is being scaled. Memory
> usage is also slightly higher.
> Both CPU and memory usage is higher in RH7.1 because of the lack of
> Anyway, RH7.1 id bleeding edge. It isn't available in stores yet. It's not
> reasonable to expect it to be perfect. Give it a month, and nVidia will have
> drivers that work.
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