[mythtv-users] RE: Getting VIA graphics to work, or buy a PVR-350?

Travis Kelley rhatguy at comcast.net
Thu Oct 21 02:53:43 UTC 2004

Just a quick interjection guys.  The m10000 is most likely never going
to be totally stable as long as we/via have the dma problem.  Using a
pvr card causes huge amounts of dma across the bus and this tends to
lock via systems. Reference this thread

All that said...I have had pretty good success with my m10000,
especially with some of the later versions of ivtv and unichrome.  I
have 0 experience with the via under FC2.  What I use are the kernel
patches from http://www.epiawiki.org/wiki/tiki-index.php and the latest
unichrome X from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=102048&package_id=111599.  I know these will be more of a pain to build in FC2 than they are in gentoo, but it can work:)  BTW I think some of the later mythcvs builds had better support for the cle266 and unichrome.  You might also try that at some point.

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 12:03, Micah Wedemeyer wrote:
> Christoffer:
> I know your pain!  I am trying to get an EPIA MII 10k to work well with
> MythTV.  Luckily, I have been able to get it close, and it at least works well
> enough that I can use it (ie. no skipping, crashes only every 1-2 days).
> Currently, I am running FC2 from Jarod's guide.  I don't have any kernel
> patches, and all the related software was installed using apt-get.  Therefore,
> as you've probably guessed, I don't have the unichrome drivers working.
> I told you in an earlier post that I was able to get things working by loading
> a via driver that was there by default.  You mentioned that it didn't work for
> you.  If you want, I can try to send you the via_drv.o file that I have.  It's
> a long shot, but maybe if you copy it to the right place, then you will be
> able to load it.  Besides, from your earlier posts, it sounds like you and I
> have very similar configurations, so the file might work.
> What do other people think?  Is this a bad idea?
> Christoffer, if you want me to send you the file, send me an e-mail at:
> fanmail at micah-wedemeyer.net When I get the chance (probably not until Thursday
> night) I will reply with the via_drv.o file attached along with some
> instructions on where to put it.
> Note! I am definitely NOT an expert at Linux, so there is a good chance that
> this will make things worse, not better!
> Anyways, if you are totally frustrated, I would suggest selling your PVR-250
> and buying a 350.  I wish I had...
> Micah
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