[mythtv-users] OT: Q: MacBook with nVidia 9400M and VDPAU

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 00:23:36 UTC 2010


On 12 February 2010 05:43, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all!
> I'm looking at getting a used MacBook 13", one of the more recent
> models with the nVidia 9400M graphics chipset. My intention is to have
> it to play around in OSX with, but I'd also like to have a linux
> partition. So my question is to those here that have a MacBook(or Pro)
> with the 9400M:

I do ..

> How is your experience running linux on this machine? Does VDPAU work
> properly for the purposes of MythTV? Are there any other hardware
> concerns with the MacBooks of this generation while running linux on
> it?

Works perfectly, I can even do Advanced 2X on 1080i content for some reasons..

Use Ubuntu on it...

There are a few various stuff to do to get the hardware to work
properly, like the keyboard backlight etc...
There is also one issue that when doing a reboot, it will lock the mac
and it requires a hard reboot (hold the power button a few seconds).
But this may have been fixed lately.
I mainly run linux in a VM, rarely booting ubuntu natively..

To boot the linux partition, use a tool called rEFIt

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