Productnews | 1 Mar 21:16 2010
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PCBSD8.0 does not boot off USB disk

I run several OS's on an add-on USB disk, and Galileo works fine, so
there is nothing wrong with this HW configuration.
I just did a fresh install of Hubble on a slice of the USB disk - the
installation was uneventful, but when I boot, the kernel comes up and
does not see the USB disk (no da0* devices). I observed the same thing
on RC2, but was too late to report.
Is there a config param missing?

Thanks and regards

Harald
Andrei Kolu | 2 Mar 12:46 2010

installation failed- filesystem is full

Hello.


PC-BSD 8.0 DVD 64bit installation failed onto 15GB empty partition due to not enough free space. Is it so hard to calculate real disk usage before installation started?

Why there is 18 kernel modules loaded wasting nearly 5 minutes of boot time from DVD? I'd suggest to compile those modules into kernel already to boot 10x faster.
 

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Kris Moore | 2 Mar 09:00 2010

Re: installation failed- filesystem is full

On 03/02/2010 11:46, Andrei Kolu wrote:
> Hello.
>
>
> PC-BSD 8.0 DVD 64bit installation failed onto 15GB empty partition due to
> not enough free space. Is it so hard to calculate real disk usage before
> installation started?

15GB seems to work fine here. Did you add any optional components? Those 
aren't included in the size totals.

> Why there is 18 kernel modules loaded wasting nearly 5 minutes of boot time
> from DVD? I'd suggest to compile those modules into kernel already to boot
> 10x faster.

We had originally done that, however it was causing problems with quite 
a few systems, where a specific module would cause a kernel panic, or 
failure, and with them compiled into the kernel it wasn't possible to 
disable it. The new way is slower on the first boot, but far more reliable.

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Kris Moore | 2 Mar 09:08 2010

Re: PCBSD8.0 does not boot off USB disk

On 03/01/2010 20:16, Productnews wrote:
> I run several OS's on an add-on USB disk, and Galileo works fine, so
> there is nothing wrong with this HW configuration.
> I just did a fresh install of Hubble on a slice of the USB disk - the
> installation was uneventful, but when I boot, the kernel comes up and
> does not see the USB disk (no da0* devices). I observed the same thing
> on RC2, but was too late to report.
> Is there a config param missing?
>
> Thanks and regards
>
> Harald

Harald,

It sounds more to me like the new USB drivers in FreeBSD 8.0 aren't 
working properly with either your chipset, or this specific USB disk.

If you can throw a copy of FreeBSD 8 on the system, go ahead and send 
"dmesg" output over to the PR system, or to the FreeBSD USB mailing list 
so that they can get a look at whats failing:

http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb

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Andrei Kolu | 2 Mar 14:26 2010

Re: installation failed- filesystem is full



2010/3/2 Kris Moore <kris-hU3oy4EhJ9EAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
On 03/02/2010 11:46, Andrei Kolu wrote:
Hello.


PC-BSD 8.0 DVD 64bit installation failed onto 15GB empty partition due to
not enough free space. Is it so hard to calculate real disk usage before
installation started?

15GB seems to work fine here. Did you add any optional components? Those aren't included in the size totals.


First time I tried full install, second time only base, but it failed too. I freed third partition and now I have PCBSD installed on 37GB slice. Haven't looked at filesystem usage yet.
One thing I worry about is inability to install into other slice with manual partitioning. With auto mode I was able to choose ad0s2 but in manual mode it went into ad0(ALL), I almost destroyed all my other partitions that way- one mouse click away from disaster.
 

Why there is 18 kernel modules loaded wasting nearly 5 minutes of boot time
from DVD? I'd suggest to compile those modules into kernel already to boot
10x faster.

We had originally done that, however it was causing problems with quite a few systems, where a specific module would cause a kernel panic, or failure, and with them compiled into the kernel it wasn't possible to disable it. The new way is slower on the first boot, but far more reliable.
Yes, but you can load modules after kernel already booted from cd/dvd (sound detection works that way already). Semi-automagically I'd say.



Long time no see, how ya doin? :)
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Andrei Kolu | 2 Mar 14:30 2010

Re: installation failed- filesystem is full



2010/3/2 Kris Moore <kris-hU3oy4EhJ9EAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
On 03/02/2010 11:46, Andrei Kolu wrote:
Hello.


PC-BSD 8.0 DVD 64bit installation failed onto 15GB empty partition due to
not enough free space. Is it so hard to calculate real disk usage before
installation started?

15GB seems to work fine here. Did you add any optional components? Those aren't included in the size totals.


Oh, I almost forgot- my noteboot got 4GB of ram and autopartitioning reserved 6GB for SWAP, maybe that's why I had problem with install. But installer should calculate free space by itself IMHO.
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Arthur Koziol | 3 Mar 16:36 2010

Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update

http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_195.36.08.html

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 880M
  • Fixed a bug that caused screen corruption after an application released a GLX_NV_present_video device.
  • Fixed an X server crash caused by starting nvidia-settings while X was not on the active VT.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings bug that produced many "Bad argument" warning messages when running nvidia-settings --query all.
  • Fixed a bug that caused G-Sync stereo synchronization to fail sometimes when enabling frame lock.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to occasionally crash with "double free or corruption" messages when exiting.
  • On GPUs with VDPAU feature set A, enhanced VDPAU's handling of some corrupted or incorrectly formatted MPEG-1/2 streams. This solves a reported issue with "0testbad.mpg".
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU video mixer that caused chroma aberrations, and corruption in the right-hand few columns of pixels, when post- processing video surfaces with widths not an exact multiple of 4 pixels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the GPUFanControlState attribute from being set on the nvidia-settings command line.
  • Fixed a regression that made the "TVStandard" X configuration option cause system hangs with products from the GeForce 6 and 7 series.
  • Worked around a bug in some AUO laptop flat panels where the native mode in the EDID is invalid, leading to a 640x480 desktop repeated six times
    across the screen.
  • Increased the maximum number of slices supported by VDPAU for MPEG-2 streams, in order to cope with the region 1 DVD "A Christmas Story".
  • Added unofficial preliminary support for xorg-server video driver ABI version 7, including xorg-server-1.7.99.2.
  • Fix the soname of libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 and libvdpau_trace.so.1 to match their filenames.
  • Fixed a performance regression with non-antialiased text in KDE4.
  • Enabled GPU acceleration for many RENDER compositing operations that were previously processed in software, including conjoint and disjoint blending
    modes and component alpha blending.
  • Added experimental GPU acceleration of the RENDER CompositeTrapezoids operation. This can be enabled at runtime by running:
    • nvidia-settings -a AccelerateTrapezoids=1
    This is only supported on the GeForce GTX series or newer products.
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue that caused high CPU usage during "put bits" operations when more than two surfaces
    were queued.
  • Updated `nvidia-settings --query all` to report all available attributes queryable through all NV-CONTROL target types.
  • Enhanced the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue to provide values of "first_presentation_time" that have less jitter.
  • Add support for R16F and RG32F GLXFBConfigs when using GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
  • Added support for A2BGR10 32-bit GLX visuals on 30-bit X screens. These allow some level of window transparency when using 30-bit visuals with GLX and Composite, but they may cause problems with older X servers and/or applications.ARGB GLX visuals can be disabled by adding:
      Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "False" to the X configuration file.
  • Fixed a problem that caused DisplayPort devices to behave incorrectly when DPMS power saving mode was triggered.
  • Updated VDPAU to improve thread concurrency.See the README for details.
  • Altered NVIDIA X driver behavior in the case that no display devices are connected to the GPU.Previously, in this case, the NVIDIA X driver would pretend a CRT was connected to the GPU. Now, the NVIDIA X driver will not automatically pretend that any CRTs are connected.If the X driver does not detect any connected display devices, the X server will fail to start.
    To restore the old behavior, use the ConnectedMonitor X configuration option; e.g.,
      Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
    Alternatively, if display is not desired, Quadro and Tesla GPU users can enable "NoScanout" mode, which bypasses any mode timing validation or use of display devices; this is configured with:
      Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
  • Disabled software cursors when the driver is operating in "no scanout" (UseDisplayDevice "none") mode.The software cursor image is not visible in remote desktop applications or screenshots anyway, so having software cursor enabled was unnecessary.
  • Changed glXSwapBuffers() behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and comply with the GLX spec. Previously, calling glXSwapBuffers() on pixmaps in the direct case would swap the pixmap's buffers if the pixmap was double buffered.
  • Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
  • Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define VDPAU_INTERFACE_VERSION.
  • Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
  • Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs.It will be re-enabled when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
  • VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the need to set any environment variables.

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Mike Bybee | 3 Mar 17:11 2010

Re: Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update



On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol <at> neiu.edu> wrote:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_195.36.08.html

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 880M
  • Fixed a bug that caused screen corruption after an application released a GLX_NV_present_video device.
  • Fixed an X server crash caused by starting nvidia-settings while X was not on the active VT.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings bug that produced many "Bad argument" warning messages when running nvidia-settings --query all.
  • Fixed a bug that caused G-Sync stereo synchronization to fail sometimes when enabling frame lock.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to occasionally crash with "double free or corruption" messages when exiting.
  • On GPUs with VDPAU feature set A, enhanced VDPAU's handling of some corrupted or incorrectly formatted MPEG-1/2 streams. This solves a reported issue with "0testbad.mpg".
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU video mixer that caused chroma aberrations, and corruption in the right-hand few columns of pixels, when post- processing video surfaces with widths not an exact multiple of 4 pixels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the GPUFanControlState attribute from being set on the nvidia-settings command line.
  • Fixed a regression that made the "TVStandard" X configuration option cause system hangs with products from the GeForce 6 and 7 series.
  • Worked around a bug in some AUO laptop flat panels where the native mode in the EDID is invalid, leading to a 640x480 desktop repeated six times
    across the screen.
  • Increased the maximum number of slices supported by VDPAU for MPEG-2 streams, in order to cope with the region 1 DVD "A Christmas Story".
  • Added unofficial preliminary support for xorg-server video driver ABI version 7, including xorg-server-1.7.99.2.
  • Fix the soname of libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 and libvdpau_trace.so.1 to match their filenames.
  • Fixed a performance regression with non-antialiased text in KDE4.
  • Enabled GPU acceleration for many RENDER compositing operations that were previously processed in software, including conjoint and disjoint blending
    modes and component alpha blending.
  • Added experimental GPU acceleration of the RENDER CompositeTrapezoids operation. This can be enabled at runtime by running:
    • nvidia-settings -a AccelerateTrapezoids=1
    This is only supported on the GeForce GTX series or newer products.
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue that caused high CPU usage during "put bits" operations when more than two surfaces
    were queued.
  • Updated `nvidia-settings --query all` to report all available attributes queryable through all NV-CONTROL target types.
  • Enhanced the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue to provide values of "first_presentation_time" that have less jitter.
  • Add support for R16F and RG32F GLXFBConfigs when using GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
  • Added support for A2BGR10 32-bit GLX visuals on 30-bit X screens. These allow some level of window transparency when using 30-bit visuals with GLX and Composite, but they may cause problems with older X servers and/or applications.ARGB GLX visuals can be disabled by adding:
      Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "False" to the X configuration file.
  • Fixed a problem that caused DisplayPort devices to behave incorrectly when DPMS power saving mode was triggered.
  • Updated VDPAU to improve thread concurrency.See the README for details.
  • Altered NVIDIA X driver behavior in the case that no display devices are connected to the GPU.Previously, in this case, the NVIDIA X driver would pretend a CRT was connected to the GPU. Now, the NVIDIA X driver will not automatically pretend that any CRTs are connected.If the X driver does not detect any connected display devices, the X server will fail to start.
    To restore the old behavior, use the ConnectedMonitor X configuration option; e.g.,
      Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
    Alternatively, if display is not desired, Quadro and Tesla GPU users can enable "NoScanout" mode, which bypasses any mode timing validation or use of display devices; this is configured with:
      Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
  • Disabled software cursors when the driver is operating in "no scanout" (UseDisplayDevice "none") mode.The software cursor image is not visible in remote desktop applications or screenshots anyway, so having software cursor enabled was unnecessary.
  • Changed glXSwapBuffers() behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and comply with the GLX spec. Previously, calling glXSwapBuffers() on pixmaps in the direct case would swap the pixmap's buffers if the pixmap was double buffered.
  • Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
  • Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define VDPAU_INTERFACE_VERSION.
  • Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
  • Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs.It will be re-enabled when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
  • VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the need to set any environment variables.


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Arthur Koziol | 3 Mar 17:14 2010

Re: Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update

On 03/03/2010 10:11 AM, Mike Bybee wrote:


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol-QtYOAdWFdlQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_195.36.08.html

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 880M
  • Fixed a bug that caused screen corruption after an application released a GLX_NV_present_video device.
  • Fixed an X server crash caused by starting nvidia-settings while X was not on the active VT.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings bug that produced many "Bad argument" warning messages when running nvidia-settings --query all.
  • Fixed a bug that caused G-Sync stereo synchronization to fail sometimes when enabling frame lock.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to occasionally crash with "double free or corruption" messages when exiting.
  • On GPUs with VDPAU feature set A, enhanced VDPAU's handling of some corrupted or incorrectly formatted MPEG-1/2 streams. This solves a reported issue with "0testbad.mpg".
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU video mixer that caused chroma aberrations, and corruption in the right-hand few columns of pixels, when post- processing video surfaces with widths not an exact multiple of 4 pixels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the GPUFanControlState attribute from being set on the nvidia-settings command line.
  • Fixed a regression that made the "TVStandard" X configuration option cause system hangs with products from the GeForce 6 and 7 series.
  • Worked around a bug in some AUO laptop flat panels where the native mode in the EDID is invalid, leading to a 640x480 desktop repeated six times
    across the screen.
  • Increased the maximum number of slices supported by VDPAU for MPEG-2 streams, in order to cope with the region 1 DVD "A Christmas Story".
  • Added unofficial preliminary support for xorg-server video driver ABI version 7, including xorg-server-1.7.99.2.
  • Fix the soname of libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 and libvdpau_trace.so.1 to match their filenames.
  • Fixed a performance regression with non-antialiased text in KDE4.
  • Enabled GPU acceleration for many RENDER compositing operations that were previously processed in software, including conjoint and disjoint blending
    modes and component alpha blending.
  • Added experimental GPU acceleration of the RENDER CompositeTrapezoids operation. This can be enabled at runtime by running:
    • nvidia-settings -a AccelerateTrapezoids=1
    This is only supported on the GeForce GTX series or newer products.
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue that caused high CPU usage during "put bits" operations when more than two surfaces
    were queued.
  • Updated `nvidia-settings --query all` to report all available attributes queryable through all NV-CONTROL target types.
  • Enhanced the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue to provide values of "first_presentation_time" that have less jitter.
  • Add support for R16F and RG32F GLXFBConfigs when using GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
  • Added support for A2BGR10 32-bit GLX visuals on 30-bit X screens. These allow some level of window transparency when using 30-bit visuals with GLX and Composite, but they may cause problems with older X servers and/or applications.ARGB GLX visuals can be disabled by adding:
      Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "False" to the X configuration file.
  • Fixed a problem that caused DisplayPort devices to behave incorrectly when DPMS power saving mode was triggered.
  • Updated VDPAU to improve thread concurrency.See the README for details.
  • Altered NVIDIA X driver behavior in the case that no display devices are connected to the GPU.Previously, in this case, the NVIDIA X driver would pretend a CRT was connected to the GPU. Now, the NVIDIA X driver will not automatically pretend that any CRTs are connected.If the X driver does not detect any connected display devices, the X server will fail to start.
    To restore the old behavior, use the ConnectedMonitor X configuration option; e.g.,
      Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
    Alternatively, if display is not desired, Quadro and Tesla GPU users can enable "NoScanout" mode, which bypasses any mode timing validation or use of display devices; this is configured with:
      Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
  • Disabled software cursors when the driver is operating in "no scanout" (UseDisplayDevice "none") mode.The software cursor image is not visible in remote desktop applications or screenshots anyway, so having software cursor enabled was unnecessary.
  • Changed glXSwapBuffers() behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and comply with the GLX spec. Previously, calling glXSwapBuffers() on pixmaps in the direct case would swap the pixmap's buffers if the pixmap was double buffered.
  • Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
  • Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define VDPAU_INTERFACE_VERSION.
  • Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
  • Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs.It will be re-enabled when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
  • VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the need to set any environment variables.


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Have you tried it yet? Does it work with PowerDevil? Having to set my laptop power saving settings via script is lame :D

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Mike,

Nope. I was passing the info along to others since I happened to notice it today.

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Mike Bybee | 3 Mar 18:00 2010

Re: Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update



On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol <at> neiu.edu> wrote:
On 03/03/2010 10:11 AM, Mike Bybee wrote:


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol-QtYOAdWFdlQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_195.36.08.html

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 880M
  • Fixed a bug that caused screen corruption after an application released a GLX_NV_present_video device.
  • Fixed an X server crash caused by starting nvidia-settings while X was not on the active VT.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings bug that produced many "Bad argument" warning messages when running nvidia-settings --query all.
  • Fixed a bug that caused G-Sync stereo synchronization to fail sometimes when enabling frame lock.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to occasionally crash with "double free or corruption" messages when exiting.
  • On GPUs with VDPAU feature set A, enhanced VDPAU's handling of some corrupted or incorrectly formatted MPEG-1/2 streams. This solves a reported issue with "0testbad.mpg".
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU video mixer that caused chroma aberrations, and corruption in the right-hand few columns of pixels, when post- processing video surfaces with widths not an exact multiple of 4 pixels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the GPUFanControlState attribute from being set on the nvidia-settings command line.
  • Fixed a regression that made the "TVStandard" X configuration option cause system hangs with products from the GeForce 6 and 7 series.
  • Worked around a bug in some AUO laptop flat panels where the native mode in the EDID is invalid, leading to a 640x480 desktop repeated six times
    across the screen.
  • Increased the maximum number of slices supported by VDPAU for MPEG-2 streams, in order to cope with the region 1 DVD "A Christmas Story".
  • Added unofficial preliminary support for xorg-server video driver ABI version 7, including xorg-server-1.7.99.2.
  • Fix the soname of libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 and libvdpau_trace.so.1 to match their filenames.
  • Fixed a performance regression with non-antialiased text in KDE4.
  • Enabled GPU acceleration for many RENDER compositing operations that were previously processed in software, including conjoint and disjoint blending
    modes and component alpha blending.
  • Added experimental GPU acceleration of the RENDER CompositeTrapezoids operation. This can be enabled at runtime by running:
    • nvidia-settings -a AccelerateTrapezoids=1
    This is only supported on the GeForce GTX series or newer products.
  • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue that caused high CPU usage during "put bits" operations when more than two surfaces
    were queued.
  • Updated `nvidia-settings --query all` to report all available attributes queryable through all NV-CONTROL target types.
  • Enhanced the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue to provide values of "first_presentation_time" that have less jitter.
  • Add support for R16F and RG32F GLXFBConfigs when using GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
  • Added support for A2BGR10 32-bit GLX visuals on 30-bit X screens. These allow some level of window transparency when using 30-bit visuals with GLX and Composite, but they may cause problems with older X servers and/or applications.ARGB GLX visuals can be disabled by adding:
      Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "False" to the X configuration file.
  • Fixed a problem that caused DisplayPort devices to behave incorrectly when DPMS power saving mode was triggered.
  • Updated VDPAU to improve thread concurrency.See the README for details.
  • Altered NVIDIA X driver behavior in the case that no display devices are connected to the GPU.Previously, in this case, the NVIDIA X driver would pretend a CRT was connected to the GPU. Now, the NVIDIA X driver will not automatically pretend that any CRTs are connected.If the X driver does not detect any connected display devices, the X server will fail to start.
    To restore the old behavior, use the ConnectedMonitor X configuration option; e.g.,
      Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
    Alternatively, if display is not desired, Quadro and Tesla GPU users can enable "NoScanout" mode, which bypasses any mode timing validation or use of display devices; this is configured with:
      Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
  • Disabled software cursors when the driver is operating in "no scanout" (UseDisplayDevice "none") mode.The software cursor image is not visible in remote desktop applications or screenshots anyway, so having software cursor enabled was unnecessary.
  • Changed glXSwapBuffers() behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and comply with the GLX spec. Previously, calling glXSwapBuffers() on pixmaps in the direct case would swap the pixmap's buffers if the pixmap was double buffered.
  • Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
  • Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define VDPAU_INTERFACE_VERSION.
  • Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
  • Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs.It will be re-enabled when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
  • VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the need to set any environment variables.


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Have you tried it yet? Does it work with PowerDevil? Having to set my laptop power saving settings via script is lame :D

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Mike Bybee

Mike,

Nope. I was passing the info along to others since I happened to notice it today.

Arthur

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Thanks Arthur, just hoping :D

The lack of good powerd support is a serious impediment on my laptop.

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Mike Bybee
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