no hardware acceleration?

Michael Hennebry hennebry at
Sat Jul 25 02:59:05 UTC 2009

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Michael Hennebry wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> From glxinfo:
>>> direct rendering: Yes
>>> OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
>> I guess that the second means I don't have hardware aceleration.
>> What does the first one mean?
>>> From sysinfo:/ :
>>> Display Info
>>> Vendor: Mesa Project
>>> Model: Software Rasterizer
>>> Driver: 2.1 Mesa 7.1 rc1
>> No mention of my geforce graphics card (GX5200LE 128 MB AGP).
>> Would this sort of thing cause mplayer and ffplay to freeze?
>> Each of them last a couple before seconds before freezing.
>> ffplay keeps a little over 1% of the cpu.
>> Don't remember about mplayer.

Rebooting has mplayer and ffplay running again.
I even have sound.
mplayer occasionally claims my system is too slow.
This is likely because I still have software rendering?

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