[RndTbl] recommendations for 4k video card under Linux

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu May 3 12:04:10 CDT 2018

According to 
there are utilities to verify the absence/presence of each API.  I 
haven't checked to see if they're available for an EL7-flavoured system.

I'm noticing that Arch tends to have good, comprehensive, and not 
dangerously-out-of-date documentation... unlike certain other more 
popular distros.


On 2018-05-03 11:00, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> On 2018-05-03 01:56, Trevor Cordes wrote:
>> On 2018-05-01 Gilles Detillieux wrote:
>>> exploring, and I may delay the journey for as long as I can. As for
>>> vdpau, given the lack of feedback in the X logs, I can't tell if it's
>>> there or not. It's not showing up in lsmod, if it's supposed to
>> If you can install mplayer easily, this should tell you (me!):
>> mplayer -vo help |grep vdpau
>> but maybe also test:
>> mplayer -vo vdpau foobar.mp4
>> and look for a line like:
>> VO: [vdpau] 640x480 => 640x480 Planar YV12
>> If you don't have vdpau support, the VO will be something else, or
>> nothing will play at all.
> Well, I *could* install mplayer, but not easily. I did install it on
> another EL7 clone system, but it required installing
> nux-dextop-release and getting mplayer and all the MPEG support
> libraries from the nux repos. There were a few conflicts I had to
> manage after that, and eventually ended up disabling that repo by
> default so automatic updates would work again. It's a little too much
> complexity to answer a question I'm not all that invested in
> personally. So, unless I need mplayer and/or MPEG support on this
> particular system for any other reason, I'm inclined to leave well
> enough alone for now.

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