[mythtv-users] blue screen issue
myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com
Thu May 17 16:53:08 UTC 2007
Just to update this thread...
I did some hunting around on the radeon specs (documentation is pretty hard
Anyway - there's an xorg.conf option that is supposed to work (Option
XV_SWITCHCRT2 ON), but doesn't. However, I'm able to use an xvattr command
from the CLI to do the same thing: "xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 1"
Just in case someone was looking for the same answer.
On 4/18/07, matt lutz <myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/18/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> > On 04/18/2007 12:42 PM, matt lutz wrote:
> > > On 4/18/07, Michael T. Dean < mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On 04/18/2007 08:21 AM, matt lutz wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> I'm trying to use an old laptop with a busted LCD screen as a
> > > >> front-end only device. It's a p4 (2Ghz). I loaded FC6 onto it
> > > >> and most things seem to work okay. Unfortunately when trying to
> > > >> watch live tv or recorded programs, all I see is a blue screen.
> > > >> All of the menus & preview video is fine.
> > > >
> > > > Your video drivers only support Xv output on the first display (as
> > > > do pretty much all of them--ATI, NVIDIA, ...). Therefore, the
> > > > /right/ answer is to tell X /not/ to use the LCD (which becomes the
> > > > first display). Set up X to ignore the LCD and use /only/ the
> > > > monitor. This means, a default X configuration won't work.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the input. I thought it might have something to do with
> > > that, but my xorg.conf only references a single screen. Here it is:
> > >
> > ...
> > > Is there anything you can see that I would need? Understand that I
> > > physically ripped the LCD off of the laptop, so it may not be
> > > registering as a valid output.
> > Basically, it comes down to your integrated "video card" and the ATI
> > drivers knowing that the laptop has an output for the LCD and one for
> > the VGA.
> > Things to try, disable the dual-output in the BIOS and ensure only the
> > VGA output is enabled (disable the LCD and TV-out and any other
> > output). Then, if that doesn't work, you'll have to dig through the ATI
> > driver documentation. If you're not using the VGA output (and are using
> > a TV-out output), things will definitely be more difficult.
> > Unfortunately, I don't use the ATI Linux drivers, so I won't be any help
> > with them.
> > Mike
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> Got it, thanks. I'll see what I can figure out.
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