Re: Graphics - Radeon HD 5000 lock-ups
On 04/02/2011 07:25 AM, C. Hurschler wrote:
On Saturday 02 April 2011, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 04/01/2011 09:57 AM, C. Hurschler wrote:
I'm looking for an inexpensive alternative, does anyone have any
experience with the GeForce 8400GS?
I put a fanless 8400GS in my wife/kids' PC. It's cheap, handles compiz
just fine and playing videos with mplayer consumes an unmeasurable
amount of CPU when playing videos when hooked into the vdpau libraries.
(I just got the GeForce 210 and notice that it's about 40% faster than
the 8400GS while running about 5C cooler.)
Thanks for the feedback, this is the kind of thing one never finds on the
compatibility lists. I myself am looking for a passively cooled card that can
do compositing and 3D for purposes of googl-earth (no gaming), and last but
not least be able to play DVDs without hanging.
I added this to the bottom of the /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf :
include = /etc/mplayer/site.specific
In that file are the two lines:
Note the trailing commas. They make mplayer fallback to built-in code
if those libraries aren't installed.
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