[mythtv-users] Help NEEDED !

Alen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Wed Jul 2 05:35:28 UTC 2008

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:11 PM, C E <list.spiritssight at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 8:25 PM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:23:57PM -0400, C E wrote:
>>>>    I am trying to get the res on my laptop monitor and my exanal monitor
>>>>    correct but nothing I have tryed worked, please help
>>>>    laptop is
>>>>    Dell E1505/6400 MM061
>>>>    monitor sizes 15.4 xga
>>>>    my other monitor size 17 and its a NEC MultiSync LCD1920NX
>>>>    PLEASE help, I have searched and search and have tryed many thing and this
>>>>    includes the ATI CC and the xorg programs GUI verison
>>>>    Please email me privtly if you could PLEASE help
>> It appears that I forgot to mention the linx verison I am using, its
>> Mythbunthu with gnome as a desktop if that make any different.
>> Sincerely,
>> Christopher
> Clearly you didn't read what Jay referred you to. However, can you
> tell us what the problem is?
> You mention resolution. What resolution does it run at? What
> resolution do you think it should run at? You can find out exactly
> what resolution you are running at by running in a terminal
> xwininfo -root
> Is the problem with the laptop monitor or the external or both?
> What have you tried? With what result?
> When ubuntu installs it write a file named /etc/X11/xorg.conf that has
> the configuration for X. If that file doesn't give you any clues then
> take a look at the X log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see if this
> gives you any perspective on what is happening. (It tends to be long
> and involved I'm sorry).

I think what you needs to do is this: 

1) Find the up to date instructions for getting the driver for his USB 
Stock Tuner
2) Print the Mythbuntu 8.04 installation guide
3) Reinstall Mythbuntu 8.04 following the instructions line by line 
makring off what you do on what you printed.
4) When you get to the part about selecting your TV Tuner card driver, 
install the driver per #1 above.
5) Continue following the instructions line by line.

This is not an unusual thing to do.  I think I installed Mythbuntu half 
a dozzen times as I experimented with different versions and setups.  
Sometimes your installation just gets so far from where it started due 
to all the experimenting that it is better to start over.

The other issue, imho, is that this is a case of "If you are in a hurry, 
you can't get there"  Slow down, take your time.  It is the fastest way 

I base this on the many email we exchanged and your postings on this 
list.  I may be wrong, but that is my opinion and I am sticking with it.

PS.  I would be interested in hearing what other think on this but I am 
guessing 40 hours to install Mythbuntu the first time.

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