[mythtv-users] Better off with an ATI card?

Marius Schrecker marius at schrecker.org
Fri Dec 16 15:25:45 EST 2005

> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 10:20 +0100, Marius Schrecker wrote:
>> I'm using a Radeon X300 with DVI out. Works fine using latest X-org and
>> ATI proprietary drivers. The only caveats I can think of are to do with
>> direct access (I've so far only got it to work with xv).
>> Others have had problems with overscan, but with my lcdtv this hasn't
>> een
>> a problem. It copes fine with a custom modeline of 1368x768.
>> The only other problems I've had have to do with the TV not suporting
>> 50Hz
>> refresh rate (so I can't use bob deinterlacing), and a module build
>> problem using the latest 2.6.14 kernel (compiled fine on 2.6.13).
>> There may be issues on X86_64 systems as the proprietary driver has 32
>> bit
>> dependencies.
>> Which distro are you running?
>> Marius
> Marius,
>     Thanks for the feedback! In answer to your question, I am using a
> diskless Ubuntu frontend in this case. Since my TV only supports 1080i,
> deinterlacing isn't much of an issue for me (I tried using 540p, and the
> results don't appear as good as the 1080i, for whatever reason). And
> since Ubuntu is still using 2.6.12, I shouldn't have problems with
> kernel compilation.  So it seems that if I do my homework, and get a
> card that has HDCP support, I might be better off.
>     Thanks for the help!
>         --Matt

The reason I asked about the distro is that kanotix includes a nifty
little script that takes all the backache out of the ati driver
installation for debian. It will probably work in Ubuntu too. Get it from
www.kanotix.com/files :-)



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