[mythtv-users] Gentoo + VIA Binary driver

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Thu Apr 15 05:07:02 EDT 2004

forgot to mention in my last email
i use a 2.6 kernel: 2.6.4-gentoo-r1 patched with via-v4l-1.4a-drm.patch
using ivtv-0.1.10-pre2-ck07 on a pvr350
not using tv-out on this box but have it working just fine on another 9000 
(running debian)
built libddmpeg-1.6 from source (from ivor's site: www.ivor.it)
using viaexp for dvd playing
building mythtv from cvs - and before anyone says anything - it is not hard
running the binary via stuff from viaarena (apart from ivor's libddmpeg)

config files supplied on request!
ps so everything is stock except:
viarena binary stuff

On Wednesday 14 April 2004 14:47, Paul W. Smith wrote:
> I pretty much have my M10000+PVR250+Gentoo system set up now, except for
> the fact that my CPU is hitting 100% when watching LiveTV, which causes
> occasional freezing.  I've tried adjusting all of the MythTV settings, as
> well as the EDX field correction in cputest.c.  I've also gone through this
> post:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/perl/mailarc/
> gforum.cgi?post=110741;search_string=epia-m10k%20mpeg2%20decoder%
> 20performance;guest=2880558&t=search_engine#110741
> I'm at the point now where I'm seriously considering attempting to go with
> the VIA binary driver to see if this helps any.  A few quick questions:
> Does anyone know if there is a difference in the playback of live TV when
> using the binary driver as opposed to Ivor's open source driver (does live
> TV even use the hardware decoding of the M10000)?
> Is there a procedure on the net somewhere that will help me to get the VIA
> binary driver working with Gentoo 1.4 (2.4 kernel)?  Is this even possible?
> Could my problem have more to do with my X configuration, rather than a
> driver issue?
> Paul
> PS.  Thanks everybody for the excellent help that I received on previous
> issues that I was having!

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