[mythtv-users] VIA EPIA EX-series Mini-ITX Mainboard

F Peeters (MythTV) francesco at fampeeters.com
Fri Mar 16 10:17:03 UTC 2007

On Fri, March 16, 2007 10:20, F Peeters (MythTV) wrote:
> On Mon, March 12, 2007 22:17, Wim Fokkens wrote:
>> Hello
>> What is the reason I should use the openchrome driver instead of the VIA
>> driver. If I read the driver description is looks like VIA driver
>> supports
>> the functions I need.
>> Quote from the VIA site:
>> For Debian 3.1r4, Fedora Core4/5/6, Mandriva 2007 and Ubuntu 6.10
>> Desktop:
>> This installation guide (IG) describes how to build the combo display
>> driver
>> source and install the driver binary for
>> CLE266/CN400/CN700/CN800/CX700(M/M2)/PM880/P4M800
>> CE-Pro/VN800/VX700(M/M2)
>> north bridge chips with the UniChrome (Pro) integrated graphics
>> processors.
>> Instructions are included for customizing system display resolution and
>> color depth using the "Display" Tool and using the "XVidtune Tool" to
>> adjust
>> the refresh rate. "2D", "MPEG2/4 Hardware Acceleration", "Hardware Video
>> Overlay", and "TV Out" including HDTV, DuoView and SAMM Mode settings
>> functions are included for user's reference. The HDTV output function is
>> only supported in CN400/CN700/CN800/CX700(M/M2)/PM880/P4M800
>> CE-Pro/VN800/VX700(M/M2) chips, the MPEG4 Hardware Acceleration function
>> is
>> only supported in CN400/CX700M(M2)/PM880/VX700M(M2) chips. System memory
>> is
>> recommended to be 64MB or above.
> I have a VIA EPIA V8000 here. As it is one of the older boards, it doesn't
> have the MPEG2 accelerator hardware, but as I am installing it as an
> Asterisk server, it doesn't need X anyway...
> If you want I can toss X on there with the ATI drivers to see how they
> behave and let you know... As I do not need X, it is of little
> consequence, since I can easily throw X off again when I am done...
> I will wait however until you let me know, as I am not waiting on extra
> work. (I am busy enough as is.) For a fellow Dutchman *and* fellow MythTV
> user, I do not mind putting in some time and effort, but I do not want to
> spend time and effort if nobody's ineterested because "it doesn't do
> hardware MPEG acceleration anyway"!!!
Never mind, I just noticed their binary drivers do not even support my
northbridge VGA (PLE133). I can build from source, but doubt that will
even come close to the drivers you're looking at!...

F Peeters
  PC-Chips M863G Geode - NVidia 440 - Hauppauge PVR250
  Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) - XFCE - MythTV 0.20 - Xine
  Panasonic NV-VHD1 VCR/DVD player case modded to fit it all in...

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