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Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:21 pm
by freezoid
Hi! I need intel-media-va-driver-non-free for new Shadow (Blade) client. Theres nothing in software manager and
sudo apt install intel-media-va-driver-non-free
is unable to find package. All I could find is this https://github.com/intel/media-driver
I tried following the building instructions but all I did is a mess in my files.
I also looked for a deb package but all I could find was for ubuntu 19 and above.

Can intel-media-va-driver-non-free be even installed on Mint 19.3?

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:36 pm
by erginemr
Hello,

Can you please try this Deb package, to see if it installs:
https://debian.pkgs.org/10/debian-nonfr ... 4.deb.html

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:27 pm
by freezoid
Thanks for suggestion but I tried it already. Package installer says - Error: Dependency is not satisfiable:libva-driver-abi-1.4

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
by mr_raider
That package does not exist in Ubuntu 18.04

Va-api vidéo acceleration is provided by the package va-driver-all for amd and Intel cards.

Check the status of va-api with the command:

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vainfo

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:24 pm
by freezoid
mr_raider wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
That package does not exist in Ubuntu 18.04

Va-api vidéo acceleration is provided by the package va-driver-all for amd and Intel cards.

Check the status of va-api with the command:

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vainfo
Thanks. I wont lose any more time on it then.
here is vainfo (in case I got something wrong in there)

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libva info: VA-API version 1.1.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_1
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 1.1 (libva 2.1.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Skylake - 2.1.0
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointEncPicture
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:33 pm
by mr_raider
freezoid wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:24 pm
mr_raider wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
That package does not exist in Ubuntu 18.04

Va-api vidéo acceleration is provided by the package va-driver-all for amd and Intel cards.

Check the status of va-api with the command:

Code: Select all

vainfo
Thanks. I wont lose any more time on it then.
here is vainfo (in case I got something wrong in there)

Code: Select all

libva info: VA-API version 1.1.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_1
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 1.1 (libva 2.1.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Skylake - 2.1.0
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointEncPicture
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
That's as good as it gets for this version of Mint. You have all the video acceleration you can get, which will work for most codecs listed above.

The nonfree driver you cited is only for newer 8th generation intel graphics and above, essentially anything that has "lake" in the name. It adds some extra functionality but is not essential for GPU video acceleration.

If you MUST have that functionality, install Mint 20 beta.

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:38 am
by Hoser Rob
Did a quick search of the shadow.tech sie and there's no mention of the package in the OP I can see. Under minimum requirements, though, they do recommend libva-glx2

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 am
by freezoid
mr_raider wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:33 pm
That's as good as it gets for this version of Mint. You have all the video acceleration you can get, which will work for most codecs listed above.

The nonfree driver you cited is only for newer 8th generation intel graphics and above, essentially anything that has "lake" in the name. It adds some extra functionality but is not essential for GPU video acceleration.

If you MUST have that functionality, install Mint 20 beta.
Thanks!
Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:38 am
Did a quick search of the shadow.tech sie and there's no mention of the package in the OP I can see. Under minimum requirements, though, they do recommend libva-glx2
This package has been suggested on shadow's discord for alpha and beta clients which are apparently quite different than official/stable client.

Thanks everyone for help!

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:26 am
by mr_raider
freezoid wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 am
mr_raider wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:33 pm
That's as good as it gets for this version of Mint. You have all the video acceleration you can get, which will work for most codecs listed above.

The nonfree driver you cited is only for newer 8th generation intel graphics and above, essentially anything that has "lake" in the name. It adds some extra functionality but is not essential for GPU video acceleration.

If you MUST have that functionality, install Mint 20 beta.
Thanks!
Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:38 am
Did a quick search of the shadow.tech sie and there's no mention of the package in the OP I can see. Under minimum requirements, though, they do recommend libva-glx2
This package has been suggested on shadow's discord for alpha and beta clients which are apparently quite different than official/stable client.

Thanks everyone for help!
Does your package run?

This is shadow the streaming game client from Europe right?

It's packages as appimage so it should be fine. If it runs leave it alone.

Video decode/encode acceleration is a big deal for low end hardware. If you are running a multi core ryzen and modern gpu, you don't need it.

Re: Need help with intel-media-va-driver-non-free on Mint 19.3

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:59 am
by freezoid
mr_raider wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:26 am
Does your package run?

This is shadow the streaming game client from Europe right?

It's packages as appimage so it should be fine. If it runs leave it alone.

Video decode/encode acceleration is a big deal for low end hardware. If you are running a multi core ryzen and modern gpu, you don't need it.
Well I am able to start alpha and beta clients but they randomly crash. It is so random no ones been able to fix it and it happens for plenty of people. The best bet is to install intel-media-va-driver-non-free instead of i965-va-driver (I might be wrong with this one).

Yes shadow is a PC cloud streaming service in EU and US.

As mentioned above I need it to use more advanced clients. I think I'll give a try to Mint 20.