No hardware acceleration with integrated intel gpu

This is my first time trying out endevouros. Everything seems to be working except hardware acceleration when playing movies. For instance, in smplayer, I have vaapi set as the video driver. However, I notice higher the usual cpu usage when playing videos. It turns out that I’m not having any hardware decoding. I was able to confirm that using intel_gpu_tool. I don’t know much about endevouros. So, I hope someone can help. Hardware acceleration using the intel gpu used to work when I was on manjaro. The only drivers I installed are via nvidia-inst -p --32 .

~ ❯ inxi -G
  Device-1: Intel Coffee Lake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics P630] driver: i915
    v: kernel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GLM [Quadro P2000 Mobile] driver: nvidia
    v: 545.29.06
  Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera (1280x720@30) driver: uvcvideo
    type: USB
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia dri: iris gpu: i915
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: iris,nvidia,swrast
    platforms: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa
    v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics P630 (CFL GT2)
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 drivers: nvidia surfaces: xcb,xlib
~ ❯ vainfo                            
Trying display: wayland
Trying display: x11
vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit

Do you have libva-intel-driver installed? If not, install that. It provides VAAPI support for Coffee Lake CPUs

That fixed it. Thanks.

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This is where you can find the install documentation to enable video acceleration:

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