[mythtv-users] myth 0.21 and ATI video resolution issue
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 01:07:19 UTC 2008
On 12/06/2008, J. Addington <last_atarian at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello all.
> I've been using Myth for a few years and have built a couple of machines for it but I always use NVIDIA cards. I happen to have a machine that already had an ATI card in it so I decided to try it. Most everything works now except that when I change channels from a station that broadcasts in HD to one that is in SD or vice-versa, the resolution in the playback doesn't change properly and the image is all distorted. However, once that occurs, I can go to the program guide and then back to the full-screen and it then goes to a normal picture. Or I can exit to the main menu and then back to TV and it will also work fine.
> I've searched the net and found some others with the same issue, but no solutions. One I found is here:
> I know it's likely an issue with ATI's buggy proprietary drivers but I am hoping there is some sort of work-around someone is aware of for the time being?
> Myth 0.21
> ATI X300 (ATI Proprietary Drivers v8.5)
> Pinnacle HDTV PCI
> Linux kernel 126.96.36.199
Have you tried using the open-source radeon driver as a stop-gap? It
supports your X300 card:
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Open_source_drivers, but I can't say
how it will handle HDTV (although it does have Xv support, so if your
CPU is beefy enough, it could work).
MythTV Official wiki:
MythTV users list archive:
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