XVideo support in xf86-video-nv / G90
rene at exactcode.de
Tue Feb 24 01:35:24 PST 2009
Corbin Simpson wrote:
> René Rebe wrote:
>> Aaron Plattner wrote:
>>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:26:11AM -0800, Henry-Nicolas Tourneur wrote:
>>>> I would like to know if there are any plans to add XVideo support for G90
>>>> cards to the nvidia free 2D driver.
>>> I'm afraid not. XV on those GPUs requires the 3D engine, and setting that
>>> up is too complicated to be within the scope of that driver.
>> Which are just other words for "we do not want open source guys to know how
>> to do that", hm?
> Hey, c'mon. xf86-video-nv is only a modesetting DDX; it's only there in
> order to provide basic functionality out-of-the-box rather than force
> users to use *shudder* xf86-video-vesa.
> The nouveau project appears to have Xv for some NV50 cards; maybe you
> should check that out.
I live and contribute in the open source world for over a decade, of
course I know
the nouveau driver.
However, some specs from NVidia (as Intel and AMD[ATi] learned to publish)
would help on that matter.
René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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