[mythtv-users] XvMC on NVidia with Myth .20

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Thu Jan 4 21:59:00 UTC 2007


I've had an odd problem since upgrading to the latest nVidia driver (9746)
... if I access MythWeb and click on "backend status", it crashes X
(everything else stays up; I can ssh in, but can't kill the X server).  I
did not see this with the older driver (8774).  Have you seen or heard
about this from anyone else?

Upgrading to the new driver and adding the UseEvents option did improve my
HD playback, however, which is why I'd like to figure out what's up with
it rather than rolling back to the older driver.

The box: Athlon 64/2.5GHz, 2G RAM, nVidia 6200 card, pcHDTV 5500 tuner
card, Mandriva 2006 x86_64.

(fellow Parrothead)
"The weather is here, wish you were beautiful".

Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 10:08:14AM -0500, Rich West wrote:
>> Interesting.. I tried out XvMC last night on my Myth 0.20 box with an
>> nVidia GeForce6200 with just SD video (I'm prepping for dealing with SD
>> & HD), and it didn't display the colors correctly (using blootube-wide,
>> the OSD during playback was black-n-white) and the picture got majorly
>> blocky.  I rolled back my changes and just left it without XvMC.
> If your OSD went to black and white, XvMC was working.  You need to run
> one of the later nVidia drivers (I'm running 9746).  You may also need
> to add the "use events" parameter to your xorg.conf file.

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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