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More xorg drivers for Pyro64

May 21, 2017 — BarryK
Quirky Pyro64 0.2 was uploaded yesterday. It only has the intel, vesa and modesetting xorg drivers, so apart from some acceleration provided by the kernel gpu drivers, only intel has hardware acceleration for xorg.

I have now compiled:
xf86-video-nouveau
xf86-video-ati
xf86-video-amdgpu


That is going to cover a lot more video cards out there.

When running Xine media player, launched from a terminal (run "xinewrapper"), it complains that libvdpau-va-gl.so cannot be found so disabling vdpau support.

Now, I recall several months ago, in Quirky Xerus64, putting in that library, and vdpau did not work at all.

Anyway, giving it another go. Have compiled:
libvdpau-va-gl

This will all be in the next Pyro64 (and Easy) linux.

It will probably be necessary to make up a pet package with firmware for amd gpu's. Though, that can bulk up the build very quickly. LFS has firmware here:
http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/linux-firmware/

Comments

I have compiled this package:
libva-intel-driver

This provides libva (vaapi) support for intel video chips.

Is this going to be a case of "too many cooks", with all of these accelerator libraries for intel video?

This is an excellent guide:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/cvs/x/x7driver.html

Arch Linux, as always, has an excellent wiki page on hardware acceleration:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hardware_video_acceleration

Tags: linux