[mythtv-users] myth front end on new mac mini core 2 duo?

Chase Douglas chasedouglas.lists at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 14:15:20 UTC 2009

On Mar 20, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Jason wrote:
> On Thu, March 19, 2009 22:13, David Miller wrote:
>> Jason wrote on 3/20/09 12:46 AM:
>>> If so, I'll be pretty happy, because that's what I wanted, but I  
>>> just
>>> want to confirm that I'm not seeing things.  This might also be  
>>> the goal
>>> that others want and if the base model works with Linux with 512mb  
>>> VRAM,
>>> then that could save folks some money or time with a putty  
>>> knife.  :)
>> Yeah, I noticed that, too, since I got two of the things, and I  
>> went and
>> looked at the second one before upgrading the RAM in it and it  
>> already said
>> 512MB on it, too.  Must be the shared VRAM amount is a driver-level
>> thing and the Linux driver knows how to push it a little better. :)  
>> (or a
>> little more dangerously depending on your opinion)
> It looks like the info from nvidia-settings might not be completely
> correct.  I'm getting a variety of resource errors from VDPAU when  
> trying
> to watch recordings:
> 2009-03-20 06:52:57.710 VDPAU Error: Error at util-vdpau.cpp:599  
> (#23, The
> system does not have enough resources to complete the requested
> operation at this time.)
> So, maybe it looks like the VRAM is there, but really not?   
> Normally, this
> would be a BIOS setting to change how much is allocated, but there  
> aren't
> BIOS in this bugger...  The total RAM reported by free (~874mb)  
> suggests
> that only 128mb has been carved out.
> Other than getting another stick of memory, I'm not sure what I can  
> do.
> Does anyone have any thoughts?

There isn't a BIOS, but there is Open Firmware. You may be able to  
poke around and find things there. To get to it, you boot up while  
holding down Command-Option-O-F.

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