[mythtv-users] Assistance with video card problem (Please point me in the right direction)
ve1jot at eastlink.ca
Mon Dec 10 09:22:01 UTC 2007
Brian Wood wrote:
>John Nissley wrote:
>>I know this is not a forum to answer these types of questions but if you
>>could point me in the correct direction I would greatly appreciate it.
>>I just purchased a MachSpeed VSNV-939 mother board with an athlon socket
>>939 x2 64 bit cpu. My plan was to make this my master back end that
>>will also serve up video to the main TV in the house. The problem I am
>>running into is that the PCIE geforce 8500GT video card is not liking
>>the nvidia drivers. I am able to get the system up and running on
>>Fedora 8 188.8.131.52-63.fc8 build and everything works fine until I install
>>the nvidia drivers.
>>I have tried to use the shell script from nvidia and the modle from
>>livna but no matter what I try the computer locks up when it is time to
>>engage the nvidia driver.
>You probably don't want to hear this, but the easiest and fastest
>solution would probably be to put a much less powerful graphics card in
>I've read that there are problems with the 8500 cards and the Linux
>drivers, but I didn't pay attention.
>Unless you're gaming on this machine, I'd seriously consider something
>less power-hungry and more commonly used with Myth systems.
>OK, everyone with a working 8500 setup may now flame me :-)
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8500 working here, only issue I have is no video until completely booted
into Gnome, and my gettys don't work, only GUI, but renders HDTV
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