Introduction to libvdpau-va-gl

The libvdpau-va-gl package contains the VDPAU driver for hardware that supports VAAPI.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information



The tarball name for libvdpau-va-gl does not include the package name, although it does expand to libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.4. The file should be renamed after downloading:

mv v0.3.4.tar.gz libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.4.tar.gz

libvdpau-va-gl Dependencies


CMake-3.0.1, FFmpeg-2.3.3, GLU-9.0.0, libva-1.3.1, and libvdpau-0.8

User Notes:

Installation of libvdpau-va-gl

Install libvdpau-va-gl by running the following commands:


To test the results, issue: make check from an X terminal.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply higher level of the compiler optimizations.

Using libvdpau-va-gl

To use this driver with VDPAU apps, you need to set the VDPAU_DRIVER environment variable to va_gl.

You can permanently set the environment variable by expanding the system wide configuration. Run the following command as the root user:

cat > /etc/profile.d/ << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/profile.d/

export VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl

# End /etc/profile.d/


Installed VDPAU Driver:

Short Descriptions

is a VDPAU driver for hardware that supports VAAPI.

Last updated on 2014-08-24 06:24:04 -0700