[mythtv-users] Problem with Jarod's guide, a PVR350 & 250, mplayer, & X

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu May 27 15:35:18 EDT 2004

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 01:51:44PM -0400, Paul Kidwell wrote:

> The next step was to run X on the PVR-350s TV out. I grabbed
> Jarod's XF86Config-PVR350.txt. Backed up the original (good
> thing) and copied it over to XF86Config.

That I follow.

> Edited it for my I hit <ctrl><alt><backspace> and my vga
> monitor shut down and I got a login screen on my TV...

That bit I don't follow.  What exactly happened?

> Sorta... It looked like what you get when you try watching a
> SVGA signal on an old standard VGA monitor.

That sounds like console on the ivtv framebuffer device.

Are you using the 350's framebuffer device for X, or are you
using the XFree86 driver for the 350?  Rumor seems to indicate
that the latter works better (faster and more stable). It's
what I do (with an SVGA/NTSC monitor), and I can send you a
copy of my XF86Config if you want.

> Again any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'd recommend trying the XFree86 driver for the '350.  People
running X on the 350 fb device seems to report a lot of problems.

Grant Edwards
grante at visi.com

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