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Old 01-10-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver on a powerpc under Ubuntu


Hi all,

I'm having trouble viewing videos in fullscreen with mplayer because of glx being disabled.
One workaround would be to use mplayer -vo sdl -fs <filename>, but that's not convenient for me as I prefer GUIs over command line.
Now, this is my first iMac machine with a Geforce4 440, and would really like to get linux up and running.
Nvidia doesn't apparently support powerpc architecture.http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
Moreover, the following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia in Ubuntu's wiki says to install nvidia-glx, which is again not available for the PPC. I hate the idea of reverting to OSX, 'cause of a single issue. Anybody?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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Then again, http://www.petitiononline.com/nvppclin/petition.html.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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Nevermind. I got totem to work fullscreen with the nv drivers. Thanks anyway.
 
  


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