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I'm following a wiki on how to make VLC use the GPU in the Core i3 integrated graphics chipset, but I'm stuck at one of the first steps, installing VAAPI.

I installed libva1 and vainfo by using "sudo apt-get install libva1 vainfo", but when I run vainfo it says

libva: libva version 0.32.0
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva: va_openDriver() returns -1
vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit

It should say

VAProfileH264High               :   VAEntrypointVLD
VAProfileVC1Advanced            :   VAEntrypointVLD

according to the wiki.

/usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so doesn't exist in my system, but I installed libva1 with apt-get.

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OK, fixed it after some googling, turned out "sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver" was also needed. vainfo now says

libva: libva version 0.32.0
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA API version: 0.32
vainfo: Driver version: i965 Driver 0.1
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            : VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              : VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Baseline           : VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               : VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               : VAEntrypointVLD
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  • I have the same issue, however, i965-va-driver is already the newest version (2.1.0-0ubuntu1). any suggestions? I have Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz × 8 , GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 propietary drivers instaled – Nicolas Molano Mar 29 at 14:03

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