[mythtv-users] ION boards, 230 vs 330, fans?

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Wed Dec 2 22:00:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, December 2, 2009 10:46 am, Tortise wrote:
> Agreed its just a cable, in reply to a request for a "cheap and reliable"
> solution.  I've yet to see any data that says they are or
> are not supported on the ion boards.  They could be.  There are also
> similar DVI-I cables which also might work, the DVI-I socket is
> after all a DVI-I, whether the analogue stuff is wired awaits
> clarification.

You need a TV encoder chip.  No chip, no composite.  A cable isn't going
to help if there's nothing on the mothership end to connect to.

AFAIK, ION doesn't have an interface to a tv encoder; they focused on
digital only (I'd love to be proven wrong.)

You can test that by turning on verbose logging in X, and then see if it
finds a tv encoder interface.  It will tell you it found the interface
even if the chip is not installed; it will issue a warning that says it
can't find an encoder.

I don't have access to my intel box right now but I can post a sample
Xorg.0.log snippet showing the encoder bits.


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