Vdpau and chrome woes started about a month ago

so I got the vainfo working by installing intel-media-drivers, which I hadn’t needed before, but even after a reboot I can’t get any chromium based browser including electron to start. Not really sure what to do. I’m using gnome 3 with wayland.

❯ inxi
CPU: quad core Intel Core i7-10610U (-MT MCP-)
speed/min/max: 855/400/4900 MHz Kernel: 5.15.49-1-MANJARO x86_64 Up: 14m
Mem: 4427.1/15755.8 MiB (28.1%) Storage: 953.87 GiB (13.4% used) Procs: 367
Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.19

❯ vainfo
vainfo: VA-API version: 1.14 (libva 2.14.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel iHD driver for Intel(R) Gen Graphics - 22.4.3 ()
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointStats
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointEncPicture
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointFEI
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVP9Profile0            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP9Profile2            :	VAEntrypointVLD
❯ opera
libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
❯ chromium
libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)


Have you tried this?

how do I do that if I can’t open chrome…

I looked at that, but I have no idea what to set the driver to

❯ LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=i965 chromium
libva error: /usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so init failed

the former with ihd just hangs

I’m not very experienced in Intel GPU stuff, maybe related to this ?