[mythtv-users] GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H

Rick rbonafied at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 17:09:25 UTC 2010

Patrick Doyle wrote:
> Is anybody (else) using this motherboard for a frontend or
> frontend/backend system?
> I'm running Mythbuntu 9.10.
> I am having nothing but trouble trying to get this motherboard to
> work.  I've tried various combinations of open source, proprietary
> .deb., proprietary-install-it-yourself-from-ATI video drivers, current
> ALSA drivers, latest ALSA drivers, analog and digital audio, 32 bit
> and 64 bit installations.
> I thought I'd be able to figure this out on my own, but reached the
> point where I decided that the chipset on the mobo was new enough that
> perhaps I needed to wait a month or two for the drivers to catch up.
> So I went out and bought a 1/8" stereo to RCA jack cable and decided
> to go with the vanilla (unaccellerated) open source video driver and
> vanilla analog audio.  But it seemed that the audio didn't work until
> I power cycled the box.  Then I finally had (analog) audio through my
> TV.
> Today I turned the TV back on, no longer have audio, and am at my wits end.
> So, now I'll ask if anybody else has used this motherboard, or the
> chipset on the motherboard (AMD 785G Northbridge and SB710
> Southbridge).
> --wpd
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Hi Patrick,

I have that same motherboard which I use as both a frontend and backend. 
  However, I put a NVidia card in it out of the gate so have never 
fiddled with the onboard ATI.  I'm running it with Mandriva 2010.0.

Configuring the sound has been interesting.  Even though I got sound to 
work with Pulseaudio, I found it didn't work as well as straight alsa. 
With alsa, I found the volume on all channels had to be at 100% to make 
me happy.  You'll want to check that nothing is on mute.

Let me know what else I can send you (ie: config files and such).  I've 
been happy with the mobo.  By the way, the cpu is AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 
250 Processor.


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