Graphic card that works?

Tom Evans at
Thu Jun 30 13:47:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Patrick Lamaiziere
<patfbsd at> wrote:
> Le Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:34:42 -0400,
> Adam K Kirchhoff <akirchhoff135014 at> a écrit :
>> > Personally, I'd like to hear more about the OP's issues with his
>> > current nvidia card, what it doesn't work on and why, and try to
>> > resolve that instead.
> 8.2-STABLE/i386
> The problem is random locks and a very reproductible freeze when
> watching a video (with Mplayer by example) via the Xvideo extension of
> X. For xvideo, a work-around is to disabled it in Xorg (so it will be
> not used). Yes I've tried to disable the composite extension.
> I haven't found any solution for random locks (one or two per day).

The composite extension shouldn't affect xvideo. It will affect vdpau,
which is what I recommend you try to use with mplayer - its supported
by your card. Something like this in ~/.mplayer/config:


Interestingly, I have had the same scenario as happened to the guy in
the thread you linked to - device fails, and on a warm reboot it fails
to appear on the PCI bus (it came back after a cold power up). I took
it as a sign of hardware failure, replaced it with a new one of the
same model, and it didn't happen again.

Have a try with vdpau and see how that goes. You will need to enable
it (cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer; make config ; make clean all
deinstall reinstall clean).
Do you also have windows/another OS available to stress test the card
to make sure it is still functioning correctly? Might be useful.



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