[mythtv-users] missing lower half of video

sarvin sarvinc at fastmail.fm
Wed Jan 3 00:44:32 UTC 2007

On Jan 2, 2007, at 3:43 PM, Ryan wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 01:57:24PM -0600, sarvinc exclaimed:
>> djg at pdp8.net wrote:
> <snip>
>> My experience pretty much mirrors yours; ATIs drivers seem to be  
>> getting
>> worse, not better, with time. I have an Nvidia 5500 sitting next  
>> to me
>> as we speak. I think I actually found the solution for the ATI  
>> driver.
>> In your xorg.conf under the "Device" -> "Option" -> "Video Overlay"
>> needs to be switched to "off"
> I am having the same issue and it is due to the new fglrx driver. I am
> going to try the older driver, but I have not had time to test it yet.
> Keep in mind that by disabling "Video Overlay" the XV extension in X
> will not be used. This usually results in higher CPU usage by
> mythfrontend, and I can notice a slight stutter in the video.
> Also, when you hit S while watching livetv (to bring up the channel
> listings) the video will probably not be in the right location.
> If I get the older fglrx to work I will let you know.
> -Ryan
> pundit-r
> _________________

An older driver worked for me. I moved to newer drivers once modular  
Xorg was released for the 64-bit crowd under Gentoo.

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