[mythtv-users] Recycled PC as a frontend- disapointment?

J. Scott jscott at oddpost.com
Sun Mar 13 23:23:19 UTC 2005

There is no entry in the XFree86.0.log for: 
(II) Loading extension XVideo 

The output of xvinfo is: 
"no adaptors present" 
I checked out the gatos site, but wasn't clear what to do with the info there. 
-----Original Message from Cory Papenfuss <papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu>-----
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005, J. Scott wrote: 

> When I run lspci I get the following 
> VGA Compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (Rev 7a) 
> My XF86Config-4 file has several references to ATI, but nothing more specific than that. 
> I tried some google searches on the lspci output, but didn't find anything helpful. 
    It's certainly not a wonderful card, but I have used something 
similar for a Mythbox.  It does support Xv, although when I was playing 
with it the interlaced driver with Xv was broken.  I had to use the GATOS 
drivers to get around that bug, IIRC.  Check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log to 
see if it contains the line: 
(II) Loading extension XVideo 

    Also, check to see that the output of 'xvinfo' displays something 
other than, "No adapters present," or whatever.  Should be lots of stuff 
X-Video Extension version 2.2 
screen #0 
   Adaptor #0: "ATI Radeon Video Overlay" 
     number of ports: 1 
     port base: 61 
     operations supported: PutImage 
       id: 0x32315659 (YV12) 
         guid: 59563132-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71 
         bits per pixel: 12 
         number of planes: 3 
         type: YUV (planar) 
       id: 0x30323449 (I420) 
         guid: 49343230-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71 
         bits per pixel: 12 
         number of planes: 3 
         type: YUV (planar) 

    Also worth noting...I've used Celeron-flavord machines before, but 
it was a dual-CPU beast at 450MHz.  You will probably be able to play on a 
single Celeron, but there won't be much left over. 


* Cory Papenfuss                                                        * 
* Electrical Engineering candidate Ph.D. graduate student               * 
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University                   * 

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