[mythtv] G400 TV-Out

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:13:17 -0500

On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 07:48:07AM -0500, Emmett Pate wrote:

> Here's my question: I'm using a Matrox G400 Dual Head with the Matrox X11 
> drivers.  After starting X, I get the mythfrontend on both the CRT and the 
> TV-OUT.  However, when I select "Watch TV", the TV-OUT goes blank and the 
> Television only displays on the CRT.  Is this an additional X setting or 
> something in MythTV?

Does it work if you only have the TV connected?  I don't have one of these

> Also, since this is intended to be a dedicated PVR, I don't have KDE *or*
> GNOME installed.  I just run "startx", get an xterm window and then run
> "mythfrontend".  When I select "Watch TV", X displays a window "marquee" -
> I click the mouse and the TV displays full-screen.  Is it possible to have
> X start MythTV as the "window manager" and startup full-screen?

MythTV requires a window manager to manage its windows.  You don't need KDE
or GNOME, just a standalone window manager (preferably a lightweight one).
I use fvwm.

 - mdz