[mythtv-users] XvMC not working - Nvidia
yan at seiner.com
Tue Mar 27 14:17:21 UTC 2007
Damian Surr napsal(a):
> Yan Seiner wrote:
>> Damian Surr napsal(a):
>>> You may well be thinking along the right lines. Is there anything else
>>> that could be causing this?
>> OK, so kill [gxk]dm and start a twm session (emergency, recovery,
>> whatever your distro calls it).
> I'm afraid that makes no sense to me. I'll try to figure it out. I
> thought I was starting to get my head around Linux commands, but [gxh]dm
> and twm mean nothing to me. I'll try and get to where you were heading
> though. I assume it's like 'safe mode' in windows.
Sorry. There are three popular login managers commonly used:
The square brackets are a shorthand way of saying 'pick any one of the
Shorthand is a bitch. :-)
You're absolutely right, though - twm is a very basic window manager,
with absolutely minimal functions. It is included with X as a way to
test X functionality; I don't really know anyone who uses it except in
>> You should get a black and white mottled background and a single xterm.
>> Run glxgears and see what it says.
> Right, I will do when I get there.
>> That should eliminate the effects of all the cruft that has become so
>> fashionable among the desktops these days.
>> Have you emailed nvidia on this? Their support is actually pretty good
>> and they respond pretty well.
> I posted on nvnews forum. Can you email them directly? Do you have a
> link or email address?
> Thanks for not abandoning me Yan :-)
Go back in the archives about 18 months and read the woes I put up with
to get Myth working. Now it's working and my kids can't understand why
they can't pause grandma's TV. (Try to explain to a 6 year old the
difference between a computer and a TV, and 'live' v. 'Myth'.... When
they've never had a real TV, they have always grown up with Myth, or my
earlier curses based movie player. That strains the mind.)
I also had a heck of a problem when I first went to nVidia cards -
lockups, black screens, all sorts of stuff. Eventually it all
stabilized and now Myth is wonderful.
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