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[FIXED] Ubuntu 12.04 + Nvidia VDPAU and ION
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Has anybody figure how to get VDPAU working with XBMC, ION and Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed XBMC multiple times in linux systems and never had so many issues trying to get xbmc playing videos with VDPAU.

It seems it's not using the drivers at all to play any videos. I get a black screen and very choppy sound, CPU is spike up at 80-90%.
I can revert to Ubuntu 11.x, but just finished building a new htpc and this is the last piece missing.

Anybody got it working with an ION video graphics card? I tried a few Nvidia drivers and they all have the same problem. I am on 302.x something now.

By the way I am running XUBUNTU.

Thanks.
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#2
Post the output of
Code:
dmesg | grep -i nvidia

Also post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
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I had the same problem, and got it working just fine with a little tweaking. Turns out that the nvidia driver wasn't being loaded, even though I had it installed. I found this out by checking the x11 log file in /var/log.

After that, I did an 'enable restricted driver' command thing from the command line. I forget what it exactly was, but it's the equivalent to the popup you get in the GUI after you install telling you to enable the restricted hardware. After that, things worked.
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(2012-05-21, 04:00)Plaguester Wrote: Post the output of
Code:
dmesg | grep -i nvidia

Also post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

[ 14.086651] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[ 17.960319] input: HDA NVidia Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/sound/card0/input6
[ 17.960757] input: HDA NVidia Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/sound/card0/input7
[ 17.961112] input: HDA NVidia Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 17.961460] input: HDA NVidia Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 17.961803] input: HDA NVidia Line-Out as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/sound/card0/input10
[ 17.965192] nvidia 0000:00:03.5: PCI INT B -> Link[LPMU] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 23
[ 17.966429] nvidia 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[SGRU] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[ 17.966460] nvidia 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 18.008532] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 302.07 Fri Apr 27 10:55:55 PDT 2012

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 302.07 ([email protected]) Fri Apr 27 12:00:59 PDT 2012


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
(2012-05-21, 14:43)wiz561 Wrote: I had the same problem, and got it working just fine with a little tweaking. Turns out that the nvidia driver wasn't being loaded, even though I had it installed. I found this out by checking the x11 log file in /var/log.

After that, I did an 'enable restricted driver' command thing from the command line. I forget what it exactly was, but it's the equivalent to the popup you get in the GUI after you install telling you to enable the restricted hardware. After that, things worked.

I checked my X11 logs. The drivers seems to be loading fine.
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#5
Did you install the libvdpau package?
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#6
I have version 0.4.1-3 Ubuntu1 installed. Don't believe there is a newer one.
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#7
Almost wiped my system. But decided to try this first.
Installed XBMC nightly unstable build
Installed Nvidia Drivers 302.11 unstable.

VDPAU is fixed now and videos are playing fine.
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#8
Is this first generation ion? Ive tested the second generation ion with ubuntu 12.04 and it works great with the 295 driver.
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#9
I just installed Precise and XBMC from this repository:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wsnipex/xbmc-xvba
No VDPAU acceleration on my Zotac 9300 ITX board.
I tried searching many places, this seems to be the right one - but I could not figure out how to install the 302.11 drivers.
Could you help me out?
Thanks.
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