[Grml] libvdpau_nvidia.so is missing -- Update

William Gardella gardellawg at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 23:20:36 CEST 2011

v.klemt at online.de writes:

> Hallo,
> Updating my recent letter:
> My old notebook, Asus A3521 with Pentium-M CPU, 1.6 GHz, 512MB memory,
> and Intel 855 GM graphics -- this I forgot to mention yesterday,
> is running well with Grml 2011.05 (as well as with older versions),
> either with Fluxbox or Ratpoison, except for a problem with Mozilla:
> The Grml homepage already present, Iceweasel crashes immediately when
> I try to open any other website, in case it needs video capabilities.
> The error message is:
> Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open \
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> with segmentation fault to follow.
> Google search shows that the error message is well known when using
> Mplayer, but in my case this problem does not exist.
> Can anybody give a hint to a solution?
> Thanks in advance,
> Vilmar Klemt

Hi Vilmar,

Are you using the Gecko Media Player plugin for Iceweasel?  That plugin
uses MPlayer for video playback, and if you were running iceweasel from
a shell, it would output the error about missing VDPAU support.

However, I see that error every time I run mplayer.  I too use an Intel
GPU, so for me it is just a warning message--even if I had the library
mplayer is warning about, I would not be able to take advantage of
MPlayer's capability to use recent nvidia cards' VDPAU rendering
subsystem.  In my case it does not prevent mplayer from working, and it
is rather mystifying that for you it breaks not only the mplayer plugin but


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