[mythtv-users] View console on TV while MythTV running

John Mangan john_mangan at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 16 07:12:59 UTC 2005

I hope this hasn't been answered a hundred times before but I searched the
archive without success.

I am using Knoppmyth to run a test system with MythTv. I am using an nVidia
5200 card with TVOut. It works fine but since I am still testing it would be
nice to be able to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to a console (XTerm is too small/fuzzy to be
really workable). However when I change to the console screen I just get
scrambled lines as though the horizontal hold has gone.

I am not familiar enough with the XF86Config-4 file to know what needs to be
changed (and I'm not sure that's where the problem lies since X displays
perfectly well). Also the text output during bootup displays perfectly well.

Any help gratefully received.

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