[mythtv-commits] Ticket #2946: Mythweb's "backend status" crashes X with 9xxx nVidia drivers

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Fri Jan 19 00:59:11 UTC 2007

#2946: Mythweb's "backend status" crashes X with 9xxx nVidia drivers
 Reporter:  Malibyte  |       Owner:  xris   
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor     |   Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythweb   |     Version:  0.20   
 Severity:  medium    |  
 I had been noticing some annoying "tearing" of video playback at 720p. I
 was told that using the latest nVidia binary driver and a couple of tweaks
 to xorg.conf markedly improve this.

 I had been running the 8774 driver. When I installed the latest 9xxx
 driver, the tearing in the upper area of the screen went away - just as
 was mentioned...I was happy. However, MythWeb began to crash the system
 when I clicked on "Backend Status" (it locked up X; I could ssh in but
 couldn't kill the process, or even reboot cleanly - had to resort to the
 reset button). The rest of MythWeb worked OK. This went away when I
 downgraded back to the 8774 driver. I have tried this with 9746 and 9631 -
 no difference.

 System:  Athlon 64, pcHDTV 5500 capture card, nVidia 6200 series OEM video
 card, Mandriva 2006 x86_64 with Linus's 2.6.18-rc5 kernel with pcHDTV's
 patches for 2.6.17-series kernels (fixed the "signal-strength" bug).

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2946>
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