[mythtv-users] XF4.3.0 too slow for HDTV? (was BadAlloc)

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Nov 25 06:47:35 UTC 2004

On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 10:12:27PM -0800, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 November 2004 19:58, John Goerzen wrote:
> > I tried playing with settings in my XF86Config-4.  Setting the AGP mode
> > to 4x maybe helped a bit, though if I tried to turn on fast writes,
> > starting up X would either cause a hang or immediate reboot.
> I wouldn't let a Radeon card come near my HDTV Myth box. I had assorted 
> problems with both the radeon and fglrx drivers (different problems with each 
> of them) pushing a Radeon 9000 Pro some time back (over a year ago). I yanked 
> that card, put in an nVidia card, and everything has been just fine since. 
> Sounds like things might have improved slightly, but still sub-par...

That's bad news; I bought that 9200 specifically for this because the
nvidia drivers were giving me fits (!).

My motherboard does have an onboard nForce 2 IGP.  I think that's a
440FX maybe?  Do you think this would actually be better than the 9200,
or is my only real option to get a new card?  If so, do you have a
specific card you'd suggest?  I'm not very familiar at all with the
nvidia line.

Though if I use the onboard card, I'll have to add more system RAM since
it steals some for itself.

-- John

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