[mythtv-users] New nVidia driver

Jim Coates jcoates at jimcoates.com
Fri Jul 2 10:51:07 EDT 2004

I can't find a good modeline for my tv in 1080i.  I am using a FX5200
connected to the tv via DVI so I can't use any of those cool tv-out modes
that nvidia has provided.  The tv is a Sony KP-57WV700.  If anyone has any
alternative modelines for 1920x1080i, that'd be great.  I have used the ones
posted here and elsewhere and when I launch X, it looks like the interlaced
screens are off about 3/8" vertically which is hard to look at ;)  I also
think I don't get the cool overscan controls using DVI.  I didn't think you
could do 1920x1080i over an svidio cable.  Should I switch?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boyd II, Willy" <wboyd at fulbright.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 10:33 AM
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] New nVidia driver

>-----Original Message-----
>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Wieringa
>Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 7:38 AM
>To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] New nVidia driver
>>Has anyone else had problems with this driver?  I really want to use
>>it, but it craps out when it loads any windows manager.  I
>have removed
>>RenderAccel "1" and it still garbles the screen.  I read that someone
>>had trouble with SVIDEO output.  I can verify this, can others?
>Yeah, I'm having issues with it to.  Mine craps out with an
>error like "Screens found, but no screens are useable."  I
>didn't have enough time last night to play with it, so I just
>put the 4363 driver back in and it worked just fine.  I'm
>using COMPOSITE out on my card.

It's working just fine for me, on 2.4.22 kernel with the gf4mx that's on
the Chaintech 7NIF2 board.  Using SVIDEO out.

And I'm almost *positive* interlacing is in fact working.  I didn't
change any xfree settings, but I did go in an disable any deinterlacing
in Mythtv (in my case, it was the kerneldeint filter).  Only thing I
have checked on that first playback settings page now is 'extra audio
buffering'.  And ticker text and any other fast movement on screen looks
just fine.  :-)

- Willy

>Chris Wieringa
>cwieri39 at calvin.edu


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