[mythtv] G400 TV-Out

Russell Hatch mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 23:08:42 -0500

I am using a G400 Dual Head as well, but you appear to have gotten a little
further than I have.  Are you using a Rainbow Runner too?  Today I was able
to get the tuner working using the mgavideo-0.1.0 drivers so I was able to
watch xawtv and it looked great in full screen even with audio.  I also
managed to get it all working in MythTV as well, except its really chopping
(that I haven't figured out why yet, its on a 1ghz machine, the drives have
DMA turned on and they are decent drives).  The problems I'm trying to
address first are why I dont have any audio while playing back a recording,
why its incredibly choppy when watching live tv, and why the audio is so
flaky, sometimes it just stops working if I go through the menus then go
back to the tv.  Also, while watching a recording the appears to slowly
speed up, and when I fast forward through a video, say its a 6 minute
record, if I skip like 1:30 by hitting right 3 times, if it I hit it once
more the recording exits.. I dont understand...  but at any rate, what I'm
asking here is how you succeeded in getting the MythTV main screen to output
to your tv, I would assume this is from some settings in the XF86Config?
Anyways, lemme know any hints you may have, thanks.

Russell Hatch

----- Original Message -----
From: "Emmett Pate" <emmett@epate.com>
To: <mythtv-dev@snowman.net>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] G400 TV-Out

> On Friday 22 November 2002 03:13 pm, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 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
> > > 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
> > > the Television only displays on the CRT.  Is this an additional X
> > > or something in MythTV?
> >
> > Does it work if you only have the TV connected?  I don't have one of
> > cards.
> I'm not quite sure how to configure it with the TV on the primary
> That was going to be the last step before installing the box as my primary
> PVR.
> It's very frustrating: mplayer will play full screen on both the CRT and
> simultaneously, xawtv will play on one or the other (one screen is paused
> while the other is live), and MythTV will only play on the CRT (the TV
> goes blank).  All of the them are started from an 'xterm' window.
> Any help is *greatly* appreciated!
> Emmett
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