[mythtv-users] alternative GPU - graphics cards with open sourcedrivers question

Bob spam at homeurl.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 21:56:08 EST 2005

Bob wrote:
> Most people round here like Nvidia GPUs as the drivers (though closed) 
> work and they support XvMC (as long as you're not 64 bit yet), I gather 
> some of the older (R250) Radion chips work as well and have open source 
> drivers, as does one of the old Matrox cards, but for people who which 
> to vote with their wallet and support companies that release open source 
> drivers, the only current options are S3 and Intel.
> I know some people use the UniChrome GPUs with VIA boards, and others 
> have Intel chip-sets with on-board graphics, but I don't want to change 
> my Motherboard, I can't find a source of S3s DeltaChrome S8 AGP graphics 
> cards and I don't think the Intel GPUs come on separate cards.
> The s3s http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/delta_chrome/ look 
> perfect, they have HDTV output, moderate 3D performance (enough for SNES 
> emulators?), can be passively cooled and have open source drivers.
> Has anyone used a DeltaChrome based graphics card with Myth, what's it 
> like and where can I get one?
> Thanks
> PS. I'm not bashing Nvidia or ATI, I have a bunch of cards from both and 
> don't want this to turn into a flame war, but I do like the idea of a 
> pure system and I hate the current beta driver, benchmark massage, 
> shenanigans which can't happen with an open source driver.

Oh and XGI, but I gather their "Open Source" driver was more hype than 

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tveeprom: tuner = Philips FM1236 MK3 (idx = 58, type = 4)
tveeprom: audio_processor = MSP3416 (type = 14)
(new type Model 401)
model name      : mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor
cpu MHz         : 2277.214
cache size      : 512 KB
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