[mythtv-users] recordings dark, or something else?

Michael Salmons salmonsm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 14:24:13 UTC 2009

Sounds like this is a known problem with Hauppauge products. The thread is
SageTv but sure sounds familiar:


Maybe this is a widely known issue? Sorry for being such a newb.

thanks for that script. I will definitely try it out.

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/3/27 Michael Salmons <salmonsm at gmail.com>:
> > Excuse the copy-paste from my other message:
> >
> > I've got a fresh install of mythbuntu (8.10) on an IBM Thinkcentre M50
> (P4
> > 3ghz with 512 MB RAM). My video cards are a Hauppauge HVR-1600 and Nvidia
> > Geforce 6200.
> >
> > All of my recordings are dark. I thought I had cured the problem by
> running
> > sudo nvidia-settings, tweaking the video settings (just increasing the
> > brightness) and merging the results with xorg.conf. But after a reboot
> the
> > tweak is gone.
> >
> > Is this an X issue, or a video card issue, or an Nvidia issue, or...? any
> > ideas?
> >
> > thanks!
> I don't know about the HVR-1600 but with the PVR cards that use the
> ivtv drivers you can adjust those settings in the actual recordings by
> going to live tv and hitting the 'G' key (I think) and it will let you
> cycle through various picture quality settings for the ivtv drivers.
> If you aren't recording analog then this is irrelevant. As for you
> nvidia-settings they aren't normally restored after reboot. I thought
> in mythbuntu they had it setup to restore the nvidia-settings at boot.
> Check the file /usr/share/mythbuntu/session.sh. Mine has the
> following:
>  #if nvidia settings are saved and nvidia drivers installed, load them
>    if [ -x /usr/bin/nvidia-settings ] && [ -f ~/.nvidia-settings-rc ]; then
>        nvidia-settings -l
>    fi
> I am not where this file gets called from, but I am pretty sure that
> mythbuntu is setup to run that script at boot. You may want to check
> and make sure that .nvidia-settings-rc is being saved in your home
> directory. It is saved there automatically when you exit
> nvidia-settings. Make sure that  you are running nvidia-settings as
> the same user that is logged in and starts mythtv.
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