[mythtv-users] MythTV and my new Samsung DLP

James Armstrong james at thearmstrongs.org
Thu Jun 17 09:07:58 EDT 2004

Michael T. Dean wrote:

> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Wednesday 16 June 2004 17:50, James Armstrong wrote:
>>> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>>>> The TV has a native resolution which it "upgrades/down grades" to 
>>>>> 720p
>>>>> (so I understand anyway).  I've also read the resolution for this TV
>>>>> should be 1280x768p - which is not supported by my i810 on-board 
>>>>> video.
>>>>> :(
>>>> Are you certain it isn't supported? Have you tried creating a custom
>>>> modeline for it?
>>> The i810 video driver does not allow any custom modelines. Just what 
>>> the
>>> bios reports as being supported. I have one onboard and had to install
>>> an nvidia card because I could not get any modelines to work. After 
>>> much
>>> searching I found where the Intel drivers only allow modes reported by
>>> the bios and ignore all modeline commands.
>> Wow, really? What a bunk piece o' junk...
> No joke--kind of breaks the whole X Windows design philosophy.  Are 
> they open source drivers or binary only ones?
I fought getting modelines to work forever. They were always ignored or 
'not found' in the log. After some searching on the web I found where 
the card only supported the bios screen sizes. I did not play around 
with it any more after that. I was using the Intel Extreme Graphics2 865 
chipset. It used the i810 driver. Don't take my word for it though. The 
Intel website has a section on compiling the driver for XFree86 3.3.5. 
They mention modelines on the same page. I switched to nvidia anyways 
because I had a card in my backend that I knew worked.

- James

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