[mythtv-users] Mythtv frontend directly to framebuffer (without X)?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 24 15:23:13 UTC 2005

Aurelien Marchand wrote:

> c) I want to use my T20 thinkpad laptop (its screen is dead, but I 
> have an LCD attached to it and an S-video port out) as a frontend. It 
> is a 750 MHz with 192 MB of RAM. I have used it to watch DVDs under X 
> when I used XFree's X server but now that I use Xorg's X server, the 
> XV extension doesn't work (even though it says in my log that it 
> loaded fine). I am thus forced to use the framebuffer directly to have 
> decent speed when I playback a DVD. (if you need to know, if I play a 
> DVD on my X session, I have a blue window where the video should 
> appear in).

Sounds like you're using Xv and using dual output.  Most video drivers 
can only create an Xv drawable on one screen, so the other screen gets 
the Xv color key.  So, do you have X configured to use multiple screens 
(i.e. the dead laptop screen and the S-video output or the LCD and the 
S-Video or the LCD and the dead laptop screen)?



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