Bug #159

/etc/X11/XvMCConfig is missing

Added by tjc over 9 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:
Priority:High Due date:12/31/1969
Assignee:jams % Done:


Category:- Spent time: -
Target version:6.02.00


Since /etc/X11/XvMCConfig isn't present with the path to the XvMC library /usr/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1 the XvMC renderer won't get used even when requested. To create this file (for nvidia cards) use:

echo /usr/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1 >/etc/X11/XvMCConfig


Updated by tjc over 9 years ago

I've bumped the priority on this since it's "low hanging fruit" (simple and a lot of people will benefit from it) and assigned it to myself because it fits in with some cleanup I'm doing on the xconfig.sh script. Enabling XvMC took my test box from 99-100% CPU used down to ~25% so it can be a big gain.

Updated by tjc over 9 years ago

I've added support for creating the XvMCConfig files for various chipsets and took a stab at getting the correct Via drivers installed (needs a user with a Unichrome video to test). Also corrected a number of other issues caused by unquoted variable expansions.

Updated by tjc over 9 years ago

James could you check to make sure that the current version of xconfig.sh is creating this file for you too (independent verification) and if it is, close this? Thanks.

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