[mythtv-users] Can't get smooth HD playback with GeForce 5200

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 03:25:27 UTC 2007

On 23/02/07, MythTV <MythTV at assuredsolutions.com> wrote:

> Jerod's NVIDIA 9746 tutorial, "http://www.wilsonet.com/mythtv/
> fcmyth.php#video", installed almost as he described but I had the
> same blank screen problem.  I found a posting that says 9746 is
> incompatible with the GeForce 5200 and that I should use 7667.
> (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-80314.html)  So I set
> off to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7667-pkg2.run.

Are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Fedora?

> "http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-80314.html" and "http://
> www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75074&highlight=latest+Nvidia
> +drivers" says to use these commands:
> apt-get install nvidia-glx
> apt-get install nvidia-settings
> That took a day to figure out how to install apt-get and then the
> packages "nvidia-glx" and "nvidia-settings" could not be found.  I
> guess I shouldn't be too surprised since the tutorial is 18 months old.

I would not advise trying to install Ubuntu packages on Fedora. Just
because packages exist for one distro does not mean similarly named
packages will exist for others.

> GRRRR!!!!  I don't know what to do now to troubleshoot this much less
> know IF I should troubleshoot this.  Does anyone know of an updated
> yum or apt-get package for the NVIDIA 7667 drivers?  Or do I just
> install all older drivers until I get one that works?

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