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Old 06-22-10, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default VDPAU Error 0 6291 with 9600GT

Hi,

I am having trouble getting VDPAU to work under my 9600GT running Ubuntu Linux 10.04. The precise error (when running vdpauinfo) is as follows:
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VDPAU nvidia: Version: NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library  195.36.24  Thu Apr 22 19:52:55 PDT 2010
VDPAU nvidia: Error detected 0 6291 
VDPAU nvidia: Backtrace:
--: /usr/lib/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 [0x7f7cf549d000] DSO load base
00: /usr/lib/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 [0x7f7cf54a3ab9] vdp_imp_device_create_x11
Error creating VDPAU device: 1
display: :0.0   screen: 0
I have tried removing and purging the nvidia-current package from my system to no effect. In addition I have also tried installing the latest version of the libvdpau1 package from the vdpau PPA repository.

OpenGL works fine, no issues there and have no other reasons to suspect the driver is not functioning properly. Bug report attached.
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Old 06-22-10, 09:14 AM   #2
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I tried switching the 9600GT this system with a 275GTX I have in another Linux system (where VDPAU is known to work fine, Gentoo ~AMD64).

The result is that with the 275GTX installed VDPAU works. In addition if I place the 9600GT into the system which usually houses the 275GTX VDPAU fails in a similar manner.

Hence it appears to be that the nvidia drivers do not like my 9600GT. Ideas? The profuse irony in all of this is that the sole reason I purchased a 9600GT was because I wanted a card that supported VDPAU.

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Old 06-22-10, 10:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: VDPAU Error 0 6291 with 9600GT

EvilGuru, it's possible you're experiencing the problem described in thread http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=130690. To confirm this, could you please try driver version 185.18.14 and report which error message that version displays. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-10, 11:12 AM   #4
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EvilGuru, it's possible you're experiencing the problem described in thread http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=130690. To confirm this, could you please try driver version 185.18.14 and report which error message that version displays. Thanks.
My distribution (Gentoo) provides:
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ChangeLog                           nvidia-drivers-190.53.ebuild
files                               nvidia-drivers-190.53-r1.ebuild
Manifest                            nvidia-drivers-195.30.ebuild
metadata.xml                        nvidia-drivers-195.36.15.ebuild
nvidia-drivers-173.14.22.ebuild     nvidia-drivers-195.36.24.ebuild
nvidia-drivers-173.14.25.ebuild     nvidia-drivers-71.86.11.ebuild
nvidia-drivers-180.60.ebuild        nvidia-drivers-96.43.14.ebuild
nvidia-drivers-185.18.36-r1.ebuild  nvidia-drivers-96.43.16.ebuild
nvidia-drivers-190.42-r3.ebuild
Would 185.18.36 be suitable?

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Old 06-22-10, 11:23 AM   #5
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We made a change in the way a particular condition was reported. This old reporting method lasted until 185.18.14, and later drivers have the new method. I need to see the error codes from the old method, so unfortunately, you have to use 185.18.14 or older.

You should be able to download the .run file from our FTP site and use that to install the driver.
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Old 06-23-10, 06:12 AM   #6
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We made a change in the way a particular condition was reported. This old reporting method lasted until 185.18.14, and later drivers have the new method. I need to see the error codes from the old method, so unfortunately, you have to use 185.18.14 or older.

You should be able to download the .run file from our FTP site and use that to install the driver.
I had a go with it but the combination of Xorg 1.8 and libvdpau (which for Gentoo is its own package with quite strong dependencies) meant that I was unable to install the driver. At least not without removing quite a few packages from the system.

Apologies there; is there anything else I can try?

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Ah yes. That old of a driver wouldn't support that X server. Sorry.

I'll look into enhancing the code that's triggering that error to report more fine-grained failure information. Whichever future driver includes this should print a debug message indicating the problem.
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Old 06-24-10, 04:33 AM   #8
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Okay. Thank you.

When such a driver becomes available would you be able to ping me. I usually keep quite up to date when it comes to drivers so should be able to test soon after.

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