[mythtv-users] Problem w/ nVidia drivers 177.80???

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 13 02:00:18 UTC 2008

OK, I had problems with my on-board ATI Radeon X1200 video and drivers, 
so I put an nVidia Geforce 7300 (I think that's what is is) in.  After 
finally getting the latest drivers installed, the frontend seemed to 
take a long time coming up.  It just hangs out on the "Pre-scaling theme 
images" window for a long time.  I let it go about 20 minutes earlier 
and it never left there.

So, since my box is still a "work in progress" and I don't have anything 
on it that can't be replaced, I figured I'd nuke it and reinstall 
Mythbuntu 8.10.  I figured that maybe some weird conflict between the 
ATI drivers and the nVidia drivers might be going on.  Well, no luck.  I 
reinstalled it and its doing the same thing.  Its been on the 
"Pre-scaling theme images" window for about 30 minutes now as I type this.

When I set it up from the CD, I told it to use the 177.80 drivers.  I 
couldn't find anything about there being any problems with this set of 
drivers.  There was an option to use the 173 series.  Should I try going 
into the "Restricted Hardware Drivers" GUI and loading those?

Thanks for any help!

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