[clug] XBMC

Nathan O'Sullivan nathan at mammoth.com.au
Tue Jan 20 03:59:30 GMT 2009

Try this 

 $  glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

If it says 'No', you dont have OpenGL working 


On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 10:13 +1100, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> Adam wrote: 
> > My media machine runs XBMC on Ubuntu (ibex). It runs fine at 720x576
> > (PAL) using an old GeForce 4 MX440 AGP card with less CPU and 
> > RAM than your machine. My only guess would be that XBMC 
> > doesn't agree that there is hardware acceleration and is 
> > using it's SDL renderer.
> > 
> > Can you run other apps which need hardware acceleration?
> > 
> > Anything interesting in the log file (mine's here: 
> > /var/tmp/xbmc-xbmc.log)?
> and David wrote:
> > XBMC is pretty lightweight, but it does rely on having 
> > hardware acceleration. NVidia is the native chipset but it 
> > may have fallen back to vesa drivers - which would cause a 
> > massive slow down.
> Yeah, acceleration works with other apps without any problems, though
> it's far from fast. It's beginning to look like I may need a better card
> or, at least, to check that XBMC is using the accelerated drives.
> I'll check it out.
> Thanks! :) 
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