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  • #11
    This is Bullsh!t, if they don't want VDPAU in the livecd, they just don't install it. If I'm reading correctly, zgreg asked for VDPAU in the repos, and they gave him a retarded excuse.
    I guess the real reason is that debian has NOT enabled it ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=656719 ), and ubuntu won't do it until debian does... which is also stupid. Seriously, if they want to benefit their users, both distros SHOULD enable VDPAU, OpenCL ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=717500 ), video encoding, etc. They should have done it when they were asked to do it. We ubuntu and debian users should pressure them to do it. This is one of the most stupid things I've seen: having a really good driver crippled, and they are NOT giving us their (real) reasons.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
      This is Bullsh!t, if they don't want VDPAU in the livecd, they just don't install it. If I'm reading correctly, zgreg asked for VDPAU in the repos, and they gave him a retarded excuse.
      I guess the real reason is that debian has NOT enabled it ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=656719 ), and ubuntu won't do it until debian does... which is also stupid. Seriously, if they want to benefit their users, both distros SHOULD enable VDPAU, OpenCL ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=717500 ), video encoding, etc. They should have done it when they were asked to do it. We ubuntu and debian users should pressure them to do it. This is one of the most stupid things I've seen: having a really good driver crippled, and they are NOT giving us their (real) reasons.
      +1
      stuff like this should be a no brainer, its critical and should be enabled.

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      • #13
        not stable enough ?

        The argument of the size is weak but I have tested and disabled vdpau with an rv740 several times. It doesn't crash often but it does it regularly.

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        • #14
          Kind of a noob question but does this mean when VDPAU is not enabled there is no harware accelerated video decoding at all (eg. when watching a movie through VLC) ?

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          • #15
            In the meantime, on Fedora it just takes a "yum install mesa-vdpau-drivers"

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            • #16
              Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
              This is Bullsh!t, if they don't want VDPAU in the livecd, they just don't install it. If I'm reading correctly, zgreg asked for VDPAU in the repos, and they gave him a retarded excuse.
              I guess the real reason is that debian has NOT enabled it ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=656719 ), and ubuntu won't do it until debian does... which is also stupid. Seriously, if they want to benefit their users, both distros SHOULD enable VDPAU, OpenCL ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=717500 ), video encoding, etc. They should have done it when they were asked to do it. We ubuntu and debian users should pressure them to do it. This is one of the most stupid things I've seen: having a really good driver crippled, and they are NOT giving us their (real) reasons.
              While I agree that they should include it, if Debian has valid reasons for not including it, Ubuntu will probably respect that regardless.

              In this case I think it's to avoid dependency hell.

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              • #17
                8MB will make it "too big to download"? I call BS.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                  While I agree that they should include it, if Debian has valid reasons for not including it, Ubuntu will probably respect that regardless.

                  In this case I think it's to avoid dependency hell.
                  AFAIK, they just need a maintainer.
                  To me, as an Ubuntu user, this is absurd... because Ubuntu has its own team for mesa.

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                  • #19
                    Why is everyone saying it's as simple as enabling a configuration option? It's not. If they ship it, they have to support it.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by gigaplex View Post
                      Why is everyone saying it's as simple as enabling a configuration option? It's not. If they ship it, they have to support it.
                      Other distributions don't have problems supporting it.

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