[mythtv-users] ivtvdev driver options in xorg.conf - which is best?

John Harvey john.p.harvey at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 1 20:14:10 UTC 2005

Assuming that you are using 0.8 of the driver fbdev is correct.
ivtvdev was an accidental (IMHO) change when a mass edit of fb to ivtv was
done in the driver source code and was needed for a couple of versions
around 0.5. These are both only really necessary if the frame buffer device
is not /dev/fb0 which it will default to if it is not specified.

The code just ignores options it does not understand so having it there
multiple times does not cause any harm.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Segel
> Sent: 01 June 2005 20:30
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: [mythtv-users] ivtvdev driver options in xorg.conf - which is
> best?
> I'm using a PVR-350 with ivtv 0.2.0_rc3-r4 drivers. I've seen X
> configurations with the following entries after the "driver ivtvdev" line:
> option "fbdev"
> option "ivtvdev"
> option "ivtv"
> Which one is best, and what's the difference between them? The first two
> both seem to work fine for me. The last one might have been a typo.
> Thanks,
> Daniel Segel
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