[mythtv-users] Question on loading ivtv module at startup

jose rubio debian at nc.rr.com
Tue Feb 17 08:02:43 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 23:43, gabe at mustbethemoney.com wrote:
> I am having some minor issues on running x through the tv using the
> PVR-350, but I think this is a real trivial fix.  I have my XF86-Config
> file setup properly (for the most part), and once all my modules are
> loaded, everything works dandy.  But ivtv does not load up on start-up. 
> RH FC1 tries to load up x, but chockes because the ivtv module is not
> loaded, once I do a /sbin/modprobe ivtv from the command line, i can sort
> of hack my way into starting gdm.  How do I get it to load on a reboot and
> on startup of the system (it is properly configured in /etc/modules.conf.
Can't help you much with Fedora, I run debian.  But I would've thought
that when X tried to run it would call ivtv-fb and in turn it would call
ivtv to load... assuming your modules.conf was right.

In Debian there's a file /etc/modules in it you just list the modules
you want loaded in the order you want and it does it.  Of course, that
does not help you much...  I'll let someone else help you with this

> While I am at it, I may as well ask this also.  The tv-out pushes a little
> to much info to the tv (the borders are cut off).  I am assuming this is
> also easily fixed.  Do I want to modify my XF86-Config file on this line:
> Modes "720x480"?
> and just adjust it to 700x440 and see if that does better, or is it
> somewhere else I should be tweaking?
No, unfortunately this is the way it is going to be.  I don't know of a
fix for this.  Basically it is optimised for tv-out and it turns out
that tv wants to overscan in order to show properly.  In other words,
you are stuck with your X-desktop being bigger than you tv screen.  If
it make you feel better, this is done so that tv looks great!

> So far, this is absolutely sweet.  I can't wait to get my windows box back
> up running, set up a samba network and share all my music through the LAN.
> Gabe

Hopefully it will soon be sweet enough that you'll considering turning
that windows box into a linux music server :-)


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