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

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Fri Mar 20 14:59:25 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.

Hehe, try again, "Open Firmware" is Apple PPC, EFI is Apple Intel and 
no, there is no magic key combination to "get at" EFI. Does not work 
that way.

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