Ubuntu Lucid, getting HD accel working with the Intel GPU

bigs
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Ubuntu Lucid, getting HD accel working with the Intel GPU

Postby bigs » Sun Oct 16, 2011 09:15

Recently I came across a site that allows for updating the GPU driver to the latest version. This version is designed to support H.264 and HD video acceleration for Intel based video cards.

Surprisingly after installing this driver on my UX u7700, when I play 720P videos and youtube 720P video the CPU only uses about 35%.

This is the most impressive update one can do for Ubuntu 10.04!!

Here is how one can do it.

Add this to the Repos


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu lucid main #xorg-edgers PPA
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu lucid main #xorg-edgers PPA

then do this in terminal

$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 8844C542
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

vola the driver is updated and the drop from using about 70% CPU to 35% there abouts is very noticeable. I don't think I need the Crystal HD PCI-e card with this kind of performance.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

Clank
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Postby Clank » Mon Dec 12, 2011 04:22

"E: command line option --recv-keys is not understood" This is my error. Any ideas?


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