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How-To Use Open-Source Radeon UVD On Ubuntu

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  • #11
    - Reboot the system.
    What kind of archaic joke is this?
    Seriously the graphics stack on Linux does need work on this.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by plonoma View Post
      What kind of archaic joke is this?
      Seriously the graphics stack on Linux does need work on this.
      You just installed a different kernel. How do you propose using it without rebooting? (kexec counts as reboot here)

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        A bit problematic for me is that mesa 9.1 git now has got a hyperz regression, games like Killing Floor or Team Fortress 2 do only run with "R600_HYPERZ=0 %command%". The older mesa 9.1.0 did not have got this problem (but was not uvd patched).
        9.1 has always had hyperz support, but it requires kernel 3.8 so it doesn't get enabled unless you are using kernel 3.8 or newer.

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        • #14
          I used kernel 3.8 for benchmarking and mesa 9.1 final and it did not have got stability problems with TF2 with my hd 5670 - it was just slow.

          http://kanotix.com/files/fix/tmp/tf2/tf2-benchmarks.txt

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            I just packaged mesa 9.1 git+uvd from http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~deathsimple/mesa/log/ and patched vdpau-video wrapper (for use with vlc) - basically only a few symlinks. I already packaged linux-firmware with uvd and kernel 3.9 rc7 + uvd patches. When mesa is uploaded i could even create iso images that can be used to test xvba (vlc) or vdpau (mplayer+vlc) with mesa+fglrx(gfxdetect mode) if somebody is interested.
            I would appreciate this. This would give me a chance to easily try it out on my mediapc and make sure HD video playback works smoothly on my AMD hardware.

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            • #16
              How to add that entry to ld ?

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              • #17
                yes, how can I add the entry?O.O

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