Already ubuntu ships with Jockey to allow switching drivers to or from the closed blob drivers. Why not modify Jockey to also allow use of one of the optimized driver PPAs like the Oibaf PPA? Keep in mind, I think Ubuntu still does not ship mpeg support by default anyway, so you already have to add the codecs to use VDPAU support. Mint (which does ship the codecs) might need another solution, I would suggest they cherry-pick a sweet spot from the Oibaf PPA each release and put it in their "import" repo.
Did you mean Ubuntu?So we may end up seeing VDPAU driver support out-of-the-box in future Fedora Linux releases while it won't be in Fedora over being conservative with the disk image size.
That sucks big time, really Of course I know how to use oibaf's PPA but I'd really like to stick with the stable base. Let alone joe sixppack who I really don't want to ask for handling PPAs including the problems when updating to the next release. Couldn't them ubuntu folks just enable it and maybe push the libg3dvl-mesa package (16 MB installed size in oibaf's repo btw) to universe, multiverse or whatever would be the correct unsupported repo inside the normal ubuntu world? So users wouldn't have topo replace the whole GFX stack by something unsupported? And I dont care if it's not on the live ISO btw. It's just the base for installation and maybe once in a while testing if e.g. some notebook is supported well enough.
And if they don't include it now, why should they ever do so in future? Really, I don't understand it.
Same for OpenCL btw.
Last edited by edgar_wibeau; 02-18-2014 at 03:59 PM.
There were game-changing vdpau fixes just recently, some to the kernel too. Perhaps their target kernel won't include those, and so the experience would suck even if they enabled the userspace option.