[mythtv] (newbie) my experience so far...
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 16:53:05 -0700
On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 10:25:37AM -0500, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 November 2002 03:39 am, Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> > I got through the installation of 0.6 up to the point of running mythtv.
> > It says "Couldn't find Xv support, exiting." However my XFree86.0.log
> > contains
> > (II) Loading extension XVideo
> > (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
> > and I'd think that's what it's wanting?
> Saying the extension is loaded doesn't mean that support's there.
> If you run 'xvinfo', you'll get something of the same message -- 'no adaptors
> present' or something like that. Basically, your video card (or at least the
> driver) doesn't support the output method mythtv uses.
Yep, sure enough. I have an nvidia card; so I got their proprietary
driver and kernel module installed, but XVideo still didn't work. The
reason? I had to go into the BIOS and enable an interrupt for the card.
I never needed an interrupt for a video card before.
That would be good info for the FAQ IMHO. (you need XVideo, and possible
things to check if it doesn't work...)
I have MythTV working basically, but it's too slow, and I think my hard
drive is the reason. Despite being SCSI UW, it's only giving about 7.5
MB/sec read speed according to hdparm. Pathetic huh? And it's too
small anyway so I'll get a new one before I get serious about recording
video on that machine. But last night I overclocked the machine to see
if it would help, and then left it running MythTV; and this morning it
was in some kind of comatose state, so I will have to get it booting
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