[mythtv-users] Intel Drivers i810 and/or i915: SOLVED

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Sep 30 20:28:20 UTC 2007

R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Byron Poland wrote:
>> On 9/28/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>>> My new Asus P5L-MX motherboard with E6600 Core 2 Duo cpu has a builtin
>>> (45G video chipset, I am using the i810 driver, but it bluescreens on
>>> 720p recordings. I have seen references to a i915 driver.
>>> Is this a video driver, intended as a replacement/enhancement of the i810?
>>> Anyone getting good results using the i810 driver? Or do I need to pick
>>> up an nvidia card?
>>>               R. Geoffrey Newbury
>> If you use the i810 driver, there is a small patch referenced in the
>> ubuntu on a mac-mini intel wiki page:
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MythTV_on_an_Intel_Mac_Mini_using_Ubuntu#Viewing_HD_Material
>> that fixed the blue screen for me there.
>> I have a 965 in my new dell 1420N, and with the intel 2.x driver, I
>> don't need any changes to see 720p and 1080i.
>> _______________________________________________
> Thanks, I have printed out that page and will try the amendments there.

Not really a patch, but a configuration issue:
The following Device section enables full HD output with a Intel 945G 

Section "Device"
         Identifier      "Videocard0"
         Driver          "i810"
         Option          "XvMCSurfaces" "7"
         Option          "CacheLines"  "2048"
         Option          "LinearAlloc" "16384"

I'm using an LG 37LB4D TV and the output is awesome.
Thanks for the pointer to that page.

The only oddity I have remaining, is that the OSD displays *behind* the 


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