Can't get vdpau working with pre-eden and ubuntu oneiric

I have a lot of trouble recently with pre-eden on ubuntu oneiric (11.10).
I am on git master version.
A lot of crashes, mostly at the end of a video.
So, I tried to install last nvidia driver (290.10) but now I cannot get vdpau working. I installed libvdpau1 from ubuntu repositories but that didn't do it.

23:37:51 T:2663316336  NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Creating VDPAU(1280x720, 28)
23:37:51 T:2663316336  NOTICE: vdp_device = 0xffffffff vdp_st = 0x00000001
23:37:51 T:2663316336   ERROR: (VDPAU) unable to init VDPAU - vdp_st = 0x1.  Falling back.
23:37:51 T:2663316336  NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Failed to get VDPAU device
23:37:51 T:2663316336  NOTICE:  (VDPAU) Close

from /usr/lib:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   17 2010-12-13 20:13 /usr/lib/ ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   17 2010-12-13 20:13 /usr/lib/ ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9596 2010-12-13 20:13 /usr/lib/

any idea ? I already spent many hours or even days on this, trying different version of the nvidia driver ... can't get vdpau working Sad

xbmc is just configured with --enable-airtunes --enable-vdpau

config: ZBOX ND22 (ION)
#2 is a wrapper lib, it seems like you're missing the vdpau nvidia backend, it's named or something like that.
Sometimes the symlinks get messed up, and then libvdpau can't load the nvidia backend.
Could it also be called 'vdpau-va-driver'? Cause that one wasn't installed on my system. Will check as soon as I'm home...
No, that's the vaapi backend that loads the vdpau frontend.
Hmmm... Bummer.Sad
What does your /usr/lib/ symlink point to?
I'll check this evening...

Edit: actually, there is no I'm on LMDE, repositories pointing to testing.

These files are prestent:

The first file points to the last one.

Best regards,


Edit 2: maybe this can help?
[email protected]:/usr/lib/vdpau$ ls -al
total 120
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Nov  7 08:15 .
drwxr-xr-x 220 root root 69632 Dec  8 13:36 ..
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    46 Aug  4 06:43 -> ../x86_64-linux-gnu/vdpau/
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 Nov  6 22:29 ->
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 47624 Nov 12  2010

[email protected]:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/vdpau$ ls
[email protected]:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/vdpau$ ls -al
total 1652
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 Nov  7 08:15 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root   20480 Dec  7 18:35 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      25 Aug  4 06:43 ->
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1665448 Jul 28 02:15

Lots of symlinks, but as far as I can tell there's no dead trace, right?
this is solved for me. Sorry for the false alert. It turned out that it was a bad configuration of my bios which prevented vdpau from working. The bios was on failsafe settings and it seems that this disables vdpau somehow.
Bump. My problem isn't solved yet. Let me be clear: mplayer uses vdpau perfectly. XBMC doesn't crash or give any troubles otherwise but from CPU usage I can clearly tell it isn't using vdpau hardware acceleration. Please help. If more info is needed, I will provide it ofcourse.
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