Bug 1297276 - mesa vdpau drivers are missing
mesa vdpau drivers are missing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mesa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
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Reported: 2016-01-11 00:10 EST by Wade Berrier
Modified: 2017-08-01 12:00 EDT (History)
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Description Wade Berrier 2016-01-11 00:10:30 EST
Description of problem:

el7 has a quite recent mesa version but the vdpau drivers are not built.

Any particular reason for this?

Looking at the .spec file it appears that "with_vdpau" can be set to "1", and that the r300 drivers can be included:


It would be great to have hardware accelerated video playback for software that supports vdpau.
Comment 2 Dave Airlie 2016-03-09 21:18:44 EST
It isn't a major problem to enable these drivers.
Comment 3 Wade Berrier 2016-04-09 17:32:42 EDT
I built mesa with the above changes with the following card:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)

I installed the firmware and enabled reclocking according to:


the audio was a bit "stuttery" playing hidef h264.

I tried reclocking with:

nouveau.pstate=1 and trying a few values in:


with no improvements (mplayer, kodi, mythtv)

As a comparison, using the 340.96 nvidia driver has smooth playback.

I don't know the likelihood of this improving on el7, but am reporting the results regardless.

I guess it would be interesting to try this hardware on fedora to see if the situation improved...
Comment 7 Tomas Pelka 2017-06-05 06:00:46 EDT
mesa vdpau drivers are part of mesa-vdpau-drivers rpm:

rpm -ql mesa-vdpau-drivers
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 12:00:03 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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