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hi Yall. i just rebuilt my box today and thought to share some updates needed to the wiki (not sure who maintains the article linked in my sig)...

envyng no longer exists. envy-core is sufficient to continue (it contains /usr/bin/envyng).
alone - it will only offer vpdau 185, 173 & 96,
but IF you first add the vpdau ppa (step 1 of method 1)
THEN $sudo apt-get envy-core, it will also offer 195 & 190 (+ the other 3).

also, why is it suggested to create a different user during install
THEN later $sudo adduser xbmc ?
( is this just so xbmc is not in admin group )

thats it.
now im off to enjoy a fresh clean build Cool

cheers
~z
Quote:also, why is it suggested to create a different user during install
THEN later $sudo adduser xbmc ?
( is this just so xbmc is not in admin group )

I agree that the user creation does not add up in the guide. If you create it during installation you dont have do any of the other user related steps, the xbmc-live script will automatically.
it took a few days to realize gpu acceleration was borked.

CAUSE > the envyng method did not install these 2 debs... libvdpau-dev libvdpau1
EFFECT (w/1080p MKV) > renderer = ff-h264 // CPU @ 100 // frames dropping like mad // log ...
Code:
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2967195648 NOTICE: Creating video codec with codec id: 28
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Creating VDPAU(1920x800)
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: vdp_device = 0x00000000 vdp_st = 0x00000001
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 [color=red]ERROR[/color]: (VDPAU) unable to init VDPAU - vdp_st = 0x1. Falling back.
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Failed to get VDPAU device
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: (VDPAU) ~CVDPAU
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Using codec: H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
01:01:33 T:2938198896 M:2966941696 NOTICE: Creating video thread

RESOLUTION > $sudo apt-get install libvdpau-dev libvdpau1
EFFECT (same 1080p MKV) > rendered = ff-h264_vdpau // CPU @ ~10% // no frames dropped

REFLECTION > these are installed if you go the manual route (1 or 2)
me thinks the envy route needs an update hmmm Cool