[mythtv-users] i810 Blue Square of Death?

Byron Poland wpoland at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 19:17:58 UTC 2007

On 3/18/07, Bill Omer <bill.omer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/18/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> > I have a mini-PC with an integrated i810 video chipset.  No expansion
> > slots, so no way to throw in an nVidia card.
> >
> > When I try to watch Live TV or any HD recording, I get the Blue Square
> > of Death - that blue field you get when X tries to access the hardware
> > directly and fails.
> >
> > At that point, mythfrontend is using 0% CPU, so I am assuming it's some
> > sort of hardware conflict.
> >
> > Has anyone seen this at all?
> >
> > I am running Debian Etch, 2.6.18 kernel, with self-built 0.20-fixes.  I
> > am using the i810XvMC library that comes with X 7.1.
> >
> > I don't really expect to get usable HD out of it, but it would be nice
> > to at least get some usable SD live TV.  (This is a kitchen computer, so
> > news and stuff would be nice.)
> >
> > Anyone have any luck with an i810 chipset?
> >
> > --Yan
> Give this a shot:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MythTV_on_an_Intel_Mac_Mini_using_Ubuntu#Viewing_HD_Material

If it is just happening on 1080i content, the patch referenced in the
link above should take care of it.  I believe, it is really a driver
bug (I read a post on the freedesktop.org list) but the patch in the
wiki seems to work around the driver bug.

Before I patched myth, I could play back 720p and 480p/i programs no
problem, it was just the 1080i content.

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