[mythtv-users] X over PVR-350
sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
Thu Dec 16 21:48:10 UTC 2004
I think he may have been referring to having two PVR-350 cards in the same machine... meaning you wouldn't be able to have both television out ports running a X server simultaneously -- that was my take.
Personally, I have the PVR-350 running an X server for the MythTV frontend, and then I have a second X desktop running on my VGA card. (simultaneously)
I've seen a message where someone was using their X servers in congruance so that the television was the right half of their desktop... I've never tried it myself, but X should function fine with that -- probably be slow on the television side when screen updates occur...
I'm not sure where to get the most recent source code from. I ran into the 99% thing cause the driver was defaulting to /dev/fb0 instead of the /dev/fb2 that I had in the xorg.conf... John had me switch the lines to:
# Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb2"
Option "ivtv" "/dev/fb2"
it works fine now.
----- Original Message -----
From: dave <davedog at mac.com>
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2004 4:11 pm
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] X over PVR-350
> I think I am running into this problem (x grabbing 99% of my cpu
> not outputting anything) and while I don't have my Myth box in
> front of
> me at the moment, I'm sort of confused and thus `I do have a
> couple of
> questions, silly as they might be.
> It's stated below that the ivtv driver only supports one device.
> this mean that I physically have to remove my monitor and card
> from the
> machine or does it mean can only run X on one piece of hardware at
> Next regarding John's statement:
> "Changing the fcdev option to ivtv fixes that problem": are we
> in xorg.conf here?
> Is it ok to mix and match ivtvdev_drv.o and ivtv modules? Or
> they both be from the same version. It's not really that big of a
> to do another make, but I ivtv's not crashing on me at the moment,
> which is a big step, so I'd like to only change what is necessary.
> Lastly John when you have a new version of the driver, where might
> show up? It seems there are two ivtv trees. Chris's tree and the
> ivtv branch on sourceforge.
> On Dec 13, 2004, at 11:42 PM, John Harvey wrote:
> > Great.
> > I've been thinking about simplifying all of this. Ivtv only
> > one
> > output device at the moment so I think we can remove all the
> Busid and
> > fbdev
> > options and let X figure out for itself which device to use.
> > Hopefully I can get a new simpler less error prone version out
> > week.
> > John
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Dan Wilga [dwilga at mtholyoke.edu]
> >> Sent: 14 December 2004 03:09
> >> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org; john.p.harvey at btinternet.com
> >> Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] X over PVR-350
> >> Ah, that it very likely the reason for the problem in my case.
> >> for
> >> figuring this out, John.
> >> From: "John Harvey" <john.p.harvey at btinternet.com>
> >>> There was a bug introduced that caused it to always use
> /dev/fb0 so
> >>> if
> >> your
> >>> fb device was something else then it could have this effect.
> >>> Changing the
> >>> fbdev option to ivtv fixes that problem.
> >>> I will be creating a new ivtv driver to fix this problem and
> >>> the
> >>> device properly in the near future.
> >>> john
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mythtv-users-
> >>>> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Dan Wilga
> >>>> Sent: 13 December 2004 20:24
> >>>> To: Discussion about mythtv; Josh Sharpe
> >>>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] X over PVR-350
> >>>> I found that the latest version of ivtvdev_drv.o would cause
> X to
> >>>> hog
> >>>> 99% of the CPU and not output anything. I ended up reverting
> to a
> >>>> version from October 16, which is 17902 bytes.
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