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Old 12-08-10, 07:45 AM   #1
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Question VDPAU nvidia: Error detected 10 279 5

I have an old pentium4 prescott 3.4 and a Palit 9500GT Super 512 PCI-E,
which should allow me to use VDPAU for speeding up x264 playback,
according to the nvidia linux page.

As far I've tried several solutions and seached the forum,
but nothing I've tried did help me yet.

Everytime i invoke vdpauinfo (as root and user) it just says:

display: :0.0   screen: 0
VDPAU nvidia: Version: NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library  260.19.21  Thu Nov  4 20:56:20 PDT 2010
VDPAU nvidia: Error detected 10 279  5
VDPAU nvidia: Backtrace:
--: /usr/lib/ [0xb725a000] DSO load base
00: /usr/lib/ [0xb729d00e] 
01: /usr/lib/ [0xb728d343] 
02: /usr/lib/ [0xb726dd59] vdp_imp_device_create_x11
Error creating VDPAU device: 1
and of course, mplayer wouldn't work either with -vo vdpau.

I checked the symlinks in /usr/lib as suggested on another forum,
I recompiled my whole gentoo system twice,
double-checking that vdpau is enabled for all packages,
I checked my xorg.conf and Xinerama was already disabled,
and my driver version (260.19.21) should work fine, but nada.

VDPAU just won't work

Are there any kernel configuration options relevant to VDPAU,
that I might have missed out? That's the only guess I have left,
besides the two 'Stupid motherboard (MSI945GCM with latest BIOS)' and 'stupid Palit-Card'.

I attached the bugreport, as recommended.

Any help is appreciated & Thanks in advance!

I gave the card a MSI-VGA-BIOS, it has the same frequencies
and memory timings as the Palit, but nothing changed.
Reverted back to original Palit-BIOS.

Are there any nvidia devs around who could help me?
The one who can solve this annoying problem
will get a sixpack of austrias finest beer via snail-mail.
Attached Files
File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (34.2 KB, 69 views)
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Last edited by walter.austria; 12-13-10 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Bumping and updating.
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