May 23, 2013 - 08:00am
How can we verify that we have correctly installed the Intel Graphics Drivers and that they are being used by the system instead of the drivers provided with the operating system?
Please check with
$dpkg -l | grep libva
You might have libva - 1.1
$dpkg -l | grep vaapi
After installing the ILG2013Q1 package and restarting my computer, I have the following installed:
dpkg -l | grep libva
ii libva-drm1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva-egl1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva-glx1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva-intel-vaapi-driver 1.0.20-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva-tpi1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva-x11-1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
ii libva1:i386 1.1.1-0ubuntu0~raring
dpkg -l | grep vaapi
Looking at the latest quarterly release, it seems like your libva and libva-intel-vaapi-driver are up-to-date! Your system, and all applications installed from Ubuntu repositories, will utilize those libraries.
Assuming your media player supports VAAPI, you will have hardware-accelerated video playback to the extent supported by your underlying hardware. The last FAQ question provides a brief summary.
If you require further assistance getting a VAAPI-supported media player up and running, I identified a few good hits on my web search for 'ubuntu vaapi', or feel free start a discussion on the Graphics Power Users forum, and we'll help you.
I followed the installation directions, but can only see green screens whenever a vaapi enabled player decodes video. When vaapi is disabled, videod decode is fine. Any ideas? I've verified that the latest drivers are installed.