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  • #11
    didn't they state that this PowerVR crapstickle will only have a Closed Source 3D driver, ever?

    We shouldn't waste time on this piece of junk, it's even slower than GMA950 anyway.


    • #12
      It's not like I can stop "waste time on this piece of junk".
      It's not like I have an alternative, unless you can tell me how I can weld out the chip and replace it with a better one.

      I said it before and I will say it again: As long as I can get good 2D acceleration (which I don't right now) on a recent system (which it isn't anymore) I can live with it if it even if it is closed source.

      I'm really hoping to read more news about the driver here.
      As long as it is good news.


      • #13
        The driver should be there :


        • #14
          Originally posted by billiob View Post
          If you click "Accept" you get a 404.
          Michael Larabel


          • #15
            arjan_intel: "It just does not make sense to have a Linux distribution being this source...."

            That's funny, because that's exactly what you do with the current psb driver: the upstream is Ubuntu Netbook Remix. (Actually, it's the secret-sauce customized version of UNR that ships on Dell systems with Poulsbo chips in them.) For my Fedora packages I have to pull the tarballs out of http://netbook-remix.archive.canonic...s/pool/public/ .

            I agree with you entirely that this doesn't make sense, of course. Perhaps you could pass this nugget of wisdom on to the Ultra Mobile Group?


            • #16
              Originally posted by hubick View Post
              I'm also still really awaiting news on this to debrickify my Panasonic CF-U1! I need to give F12 a try to see if the VESA driver is now smart enough to mode set my nonstandard screen resolution.
              If it isn't, file a bug against xorg-x11-drv-vesa in Fedora Bugzilla. It should do, though.

              If you're running F11 you can already use the current psb drivers. Just enable RPM Fusion repos and do 'yum install xorg-x11-drv-psb', then reboot.


              • #17

                Very interesting, maybe somebody would be so kind and send me test hardware, want to test vaapi support.


                • #18
                  I've tested it, it works. not much more to say well, if you have a window that gets constant refreshes running behind the video window - say a terminal with a cursor - the updates will momentarily flash through the video, which is a bit of a pain. And there's no OSD support. but, yeah, it works pretty well. My lil Vaio P can play back 1920x1080 videos with mplayer, heh.

                  I have a repository for the video acceleration stuff - it's at .


                  • #19
                    You should provide files to download to enable the repo. Also 20091106 is a bad mplayer snapshot. Please use a newer one add the extra audiofix from my script. Next thing to improve is that you should package libvdpau too and use that as build-dep, then you can use pure vdpau too. Added libvdpau to my own repo too (small mod of the Debian sid package). Is there something like pbuilder for rpm?


                    • #20
                      I'm too lazy to provide a repo info package =)

                      I use the snapshots from upstream mplayer-vaapi (splitted-desktop); I'm working on an update to Gwenole's latest stuff now. libvdpau is already in Fedora itself - if you check the mplayer-accelerated spec it builds against it. There isn't a pbuilder for 'rpm', each distro has its own, since they have different build processes. Fedora's tool is called mock. Mandriva's is iurt. SUSE uses that Factory thing, I think.