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  • Anyone have issues with installing mesa-vdpau-drivers and Kodi? Some videos will freeze Kodi and the only solution is to disable VDPAU acceleration or uninstall mesa-vdpau-drivers.

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    • Interestingly, the Radeon 9000 (mobile) is listed as supported by the "radeon" driver, as the "RV250", however is only being used with the "llvmpipe" software driver, and forcing it against the "radeon" driver results in the X server failing to start.

      Using the Oibaf PPA helped me not.

      Does anyone know whether the RV250 simply does not work against KMS? Or if this is something else?

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      • Originally posted by moriel5 View Post
        Does anyone know whether the RV250 simply does not work against KMS? Or if this is something else?
        It worked with kms maybe 5 years ago the last time I tested it. That code hasn't really changed in years. It should work, but I doubt may people use those chips any more since they are approaching 20 years old.

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        • Originally posted by agd5f View Post

          It worked with kms maybe 5 years ago the last time I tested it. That code hasn't really changed in years. It should work, but I doubt may people use those chips any more since they are approaching 20 years old.
          Ah, interesting.
          Oddly enough, no matter what I do, the driver does not work with the chip.
          You are right about the age, I am trying to resurrect an old ThinkPad T42.

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          • Library mismatch? That happened to me a few times with 32/64 bit.

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            • Originally posted by Melcar View Post
              Library mismatch? That happened to me a few times with 32/64 bit.
              Unless the x64 library has snuck into the x86 system, I do not think that this is the issue (No x64 support here).

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              • Hey oibaf , would it be too much to ask to add xenial packages back again? I don't mean to support/update them, just keep them at your last version. The reason is that your ppa was the last one (to my knowledge) to support half way recent mesa versions for xenial. And travis-ci only has xenial as its most recent distro...

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                • Originally posted by dhewg View Post
                  Hey oibaf , would it be too much to ask to add xenial packages back again? I don't mean to support/update them, just keep them at your last version. The reason is that your ppa was the last one (to my knowledge) to support half way recent mesa versions for xenial. And travis-ci only has xenial as its most recent distro...
                  I dropped xenial packages to free some space, the PPA was full. You may want to use this as an alternative:
                  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

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                  • Originally posted by oibaf View Post

                    I dropped xenial packages to free some space, the PPA was full. You may want to use this as an alternative:
                    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
                    Thanks. but I'm not seeing any mesa packages related to that. What's now in xenial even conflicts between :i386 and :amd64 (which didn't with your packages). Is there an archive of your packages anywhere?

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                    • I think there is an archive here: https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archiv...ld_state=built
                      Also Ubuntu provides this newer mesa: https://packages.ubuntu.com/source/xenial-updates/mesa

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