[LINUX] HOW-TO use VAAPI HW Acceleration on AMD Zacate (Fusion) platform - Printable Version
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- Robotica - 2011-05-10 22:47
The major fusion issues should be fixed with this patch:
It's in 2.6.39 now and will be showing up in the stable trees soon.
- Qroach - 2011-05-11 14:49
what major issues does the patch fix? crashing or something?
- tuxfool - 2011-05-12 13:31
Robotica Wrote:The major fusion issues should be fixed with this patch:
That patch should only be for radeon (i.e. the opensource driver); Absolutely nothing to do with fglrx. You can of course use radeon for xbmc but do don't get any video acceleration.
- wobu - 2011-05-12 14:27
tuxfool Wrote:That patch should only be for radeon (i.e. the opensource driver); Absolutely nothing to do with fglrx. You can of course use radeon for xbmc but do don't get any video acceleration.
this can change soon
according to Christian König, a well known xorg radeon driver developer, his implementation of VDPAU for the radeon driver is at a early Beta stadium.
- htpcero - 2011-05-15 21:32
Robotica Wrote:This topic is a follow-up to this topic: AMD Fusion based hardware for a HTPC?
Robotica - thanks for getting this started. Mind posting the instructions on how to compile your own XBMC from sources, patch it, and get vaapi enabled?
Myself, I will need a PRE-11 version 'cause some add-ons require it to work properly.
- wobu - 2011-05-16 08:06
1. firstly install all Vaapi packages
2. checkout xbmc via git, i took the current pvr development (patching isn't needed anymore)
3. Look into the README file for linux and install all packages needed for compiling xbmc
4. compile and install xbmc
5. insert into the /etx/X11/xorg.conf following section
i needed it but i don't now exactly why, cause otherwise my xbmc always crashed on playing a video file
Question on VAAPI being enabled - gven - 2011-05-16 08:43
Forgive a noob but from reading elsewhere I understood that if VAAPI was not enabled in XBMC, then the option to enable it will not appear in the Video playback settings menu. I have a 10.1 repository build (packman) for OpenSuse that shows this option, but VAAPI is not working for me (on Sandybridge not on AMD fusion but that is a different thread).
Does that setting being there indicate a VAAPI enabled XBMC build or not? If not, is there some other way of checking whether an XBMC build has VAAPI enabled?
Graphics driver instability? - SDM2011 - 2011-05-18 04:16
ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe on Ubuntu Natty x64, with team-xbmc ppa here.
Does anyone else experience crashes when attempting to shut down? I'm running the latest flgrx and xorg, and if I've been running the system for awhile, I can't shut down cleanly. Sometimes I get a hard lockup, sometimes I get a kernel panic. This happened with previous xorg and fglrx versions as well.
I've also had issues where xbmc starts stuttering during video play. It's rare with video files, but it's particularly bad with streaming video, ie. I can trigger video stuttering almost immediately from a fresh boot on comedy network streams. Once stuttering begins, it doesn't stop until I reboot, no matter what I try to play.
It's got to either be a video driver issue, or in the vaapi/xvba to driver layer, or how xbmc is handling vaapi. Since others haven't experienced issues, I'm guessing it's one of the first two.
Any suggestions much appreciated.
- htpcero - 2011-05-18 04:33
SDM2011 Wrote:ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe on Ubuntu Natty x64, with team-xbmc ppa here.
I'm planning to do the same (natty x64 on e35m1-i deluxe) but building the latest pre-11 xbmc myself with vaapi enabled. I think with the ppa you are probably not getting a vaapi enabled build plus it might be an older build. All the people in this thread are probably running with vaapi enabled - and they don't seem to be reporting this kind of issues. Or at least I hope they are not experiencing them
- SDM2011 - 2011-05-18 04:35
team-xbmc ppa has vaapi enabled, or at least mine certainly does. I have no problems playing any video, even 1080p, and the vaapi option is there under video settings.
EDIT: I should specify that the team-xbmc ppa I'm using are the git builds, not the 10.1 build.