[mythtv-users] Stuck at low res using cx18 based capture card AND nvidia binary? Read this:

Larry J on his Dell LT larry at foxgulch.com
Thu Dec 24 14:25:23 UTC 2009

Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 4:07 PM,  <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>>    > Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 05:37:50 -0700
>>    > From: Larry J on his Dell LT <larry at foxgulch.com>
>>    > http://foxgulch.com/WordPress/?p=529
>> You mention in your blog post that you don't know how to make your
>> vmalloc change stick across Ubuntu kernel updates; you might want
>> to take a look at the top of the grub.cfg file you're modifying
>> for its comments about how it gets regenerated.  In particular,
>> you might want to add something to one of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX
>> entries in /etc/default/grub, or put something in /etc/grub.d/40_custom.
>> Either way, remember to rerun update-grub and/or grub-mkconfig
>> as mentioned in the comments in those files.
> This has been documented for quite a while on the MythTV wiki article
> for the HVR-1600:
> http://mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600#Workaround_for_NVIDIA_restricted_driver_users
> Is there an acronym "RTFW"?  ;-)
> Devin
Point taken  RTFW !  Certainly applies to me.   However, I want to point 
out that the source of the wiki entry is the op 76GTA's post which in 
turn was reprinted in the wiki.  Either way,  I missed it and fussed for 
two days trying to get higher res than 800x600.  If I missed it, I 
though many others would also,  so a quick reminder might be helpful.

BTW,   the latest iteration of MythTV .22/Mythbuntu 9.10 is the BEST 
ever.  Totally awesome.  Thanks a thousand times to you and your fellow 
devs.  I offer my gratitude and admiration of your technical skills  
until you are better paid.  Best wishes and Happy Holidays.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list