XVideo support in xf86-video-nv / G90

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 01:16:53 PST 2009

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.

~ C.

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