[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#554635: fglrx-glx: Should install XvBA (video decoding acceleration) library files

Maik Zumstrull maik at zumstrull.net
Wed Nov 4 13:49:45 UTC 2009

Package: fglrx-glx
Version: 1:9-10-1
Severity: normal

Software is now available to use AMD's proprietary
video decoding acceleration API, XvBA.

I have confirmed on a test system that this works, however,
it requires a few library files that the Debian package
currently ignores (they're in the source package, but don't
get installed).

I copied them manually on my system like this:

-rwxr--r-- 1 root root  316240  3. Nov 23:06 /usr/lib/libAMDXvBA.cap
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      17  3. Nov 23:06 /usr/lib/libAMDXvBA.so.1 -> libAMDXvBA.so.1.0
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1979560  3. Nov 23:06 /usr/lib/libAMDXvBA.so.1.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      15  3. Nov 23:06 /usr/lib/libXvBAW.so.1 -> libXvBAW.so.1.0
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root   12120  3. Nov 23:06 /usr/lib/libXvBAW.so.1.0

I can confirm that XvBA works if the files are installed
like that, however, I'm not sure if this is the directory
AMD intends them to be in.

Please amend the fglrx-driver source package to get these
files installed. I'm filing the bug against fglrx-glx
because I think that's the one these files should be in,
but the fglrx-driver binary package is also an option.

Note that these files alone are not enough to make XvBA work;
additional software packages are required that are not
currently available in Debian (libva, libva-driver-xvba,
patched mplayer). Installing these files with the fglrx
driver is, however, the first step to make it work.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (400, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fglrx-glx depends on:
ii  fglrx-driver                  1:9-10-1   non-free AMD/ATI r6xx - r7xx displ
ii  libc6                         2.9-25     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar

fglrx-glx recommends no packages.

fglrx-glx suggests no packages.

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