[mythtv-users] Geforce 8200 already advisable, working out-of-the-box?

Andrew Barbaccia andrew at monolithmc.com
Wed Dec 3 20:05:16 UTC 2008

The 8200 will work perfectly fine - just don't play with the VDPAU stuff
until its ready (and hopefully backported to -fixes). The mobo will work
out-of-box as you expect - just without VDPAU. That'll take some work and
you should really wait till its stable before you mess with it if you're not
I run 3 myth boxes with nvidia chipsets - all fine. will mess with VDPAU

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:53 PM, <twenty.seven at arcor.de> wrote:

> Hi all!
> Some 4 weeks ago, I started looking for hardware to build a new MythTV box.
> Combined BE/FE, analog cable or DVB-T, 37" 1920*1080 LCD TV, at the moment
> receiving only SD TV (Germany), but system should be future-proof for HDTV.
> With respect to noise and energy consumption, I would favor integrated
> graphics and thus had the AMD/ATI 780G chipset on my list, also due to some
> recommendations in reliable magazines. Then I learned that linux support for
> 780G is, well, not optimal. So I thought about temporarily adding a Nvidia
> graphics card until the 780G drivers get better.
> Then came the news about Nvidia's VDPAU which also supports the Geforce
> 8200 chipset. But after some long hours of reading forums and mailing lists,
> I am still not sure if a 8200 based system would work without a lot of
> tinkering? So "out-of-the-box" is of course a little excessive, but  I have
> only intermediate Linux skills and don't want to patch and configure the
> system for weeks until I can watch a simple TV show (WAF won't ever recover
> from this ...).
> Bottom line: I am fascinated by the idea to build a HD capable, quiet, and
> low-power system. I would not hesitate to e.g. bridge the time until stable
> drivers for 780G or Geforce 8200 with a separate graphics card if I had the
> perspective for a really good system in 6 months or so. But, important: The
> basics just have to work right now without too much efforts.
> At the moment, I am wondering if I should give a Geforce 8200 mobo with
> Athlon 4850e and Mythbuntu a chance.
> Would be glad to hear your recommendations!
> twenty
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Andrew Barbaccia
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