new 'xvmc' branch of intel video driver

R. G. Newbury newbury at
Sun Dec 30 12:26:22 PST 2007

Zhenyu Wang < at> wrote:
> The aim of the new 'xvmc' branch is to deprecate origin
> 'xvmc-i915' branch with lot of cleanups and new framework
> inside driver to add supports for more hardware media decode
> drivers in future. It also has changes that affect users.
> The most noteable is that the origin is replaced
> by a single entry to be used on different
> chipsets for different hardware decoders. Although currently
> there's only one decoder for MPEG MC on 915/945/G33 series.
> So you should change lib path in your XvMCConfig file.
> New driver option "XvMC" and config option can be used to disable
> XvMC feature in the driver. It turns on by default.

I would love to test xvmc on an intel chipset, but something is wrong.
I updated my source xorg tree using the git-xorg script (Now 1.9G in 
total). It now has an xvmc folder in the xf86-video-intel/src/ folder.
I followed the instructions on the Xorg wiki and used the 
/util/macros/ script.

But the intel driver build fails in configure, with...:
checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
checking for intel-gen4asm... no
./configure: line 20441: syntax error near unexpected token `XINERAMA,'
./configure: line 20441: `XORG_DRIVER_CHECK_EXT(XINERAMA, xineramaproto)'

The problem appears to be that XINERAMA is not defined.
BTW this is the master branch, but I took it that the xvmc changes had 
been committed to the master branch. I did not try pulling the xvmc branch.
Can anyone help?


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