[mythtv-users] Partial Success with EPIA V10000/PVR350
katoom at pacbell.net
Thu Mar 25 07:50:07 EST 2004
On 2004.03.24 11:48, Shawn Edwards wrote:
> I'm having a similar problem on my M10K system. I just thought it
> was due to something stupid I was doing with my gentoo build (I'm a
> gentoo newbie).
Well, the problem could easily be something stupid that *I'm*
> Any help is appreciated and if I find something that helps I'll post
I wasn't making progress so since it was just VGA output I moved
on to getting TV-out on the PVR350 working and that went very well.
I can't comment on stability but we used the little thing last night
for live TV, pausing/skipping etc... as well as recording without
difficulty so things are promising.
The fact that I was able to watch live TV on the vga seems to
have been a happy accident as after later reboots it was also
having trouble while mplayer was doing well. Funny. I can
only guess that the problem has something to do with the
(presumably) generic trident X driver that is being used. There
are VIA replacements for this driver (binary only I believe)
but the emphasis on those has been for supporting TVout (which
I don't have on the V10K). I only wanted the VGA support as
a diagnostic baseline anyway so I'll probably relegate this
to a much lower priority for the moment. There are plenty
of other little things to sort out (like getting all the
hardware stuffed into the little 8.5" X 11" X 3.5" box)
> On Wednesday 24 March 2004 12:14 pm, KMF wrote:
> > I've had partial success with a KnoppMyth installation on
> > my VIA EPIA V10000/PVR-350 combo (although I haven't done
> > the hard part with TV-out yet). Right now I'm running X on
> > the VGA output and I can watch live tv and record, even use
> > the remote. When I go to watch a recording the little preview
> > pane plays the recording more or less properly (if a little
> > jumpy).
> > However, when I try to watch the recording the display
> > shows a fixed (mostly green) jumble of horizontal lines
> > although the audio plays. If I *then* try to watch live TV
> > I experience this same video problem with good audio.
> > I can get back the ability to watch live tv only by
> > restarting Fvwm (or X), merely restarting the front end
> > does not help.
> > How does video playback differ when the source is live TV
> > from when the source is a recording? If I run mplayer
> > from the command line I get the same green screen as when
> > I try to play recordings.
> > In my searches I've seen references to a special EPIA frame
> > buffer module, viafb, and it appears that I'm using just
> > the simple VESA framebuffer (from `cat /proc/fb`). Does this
> > problem sound like a frame buffer issue?
katoom at pacbell.net
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