[mythtv-users] S-video/nvidia problems

Jessica Perry Hekman jphekman at arborius.net
Fri Jul 30 11:17:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 07:57:55PM -0700, Clay wrote:

> When you have both TV and LCD connected, do you see images on both
> prior to the login screen?
> You should see stuff on both during POST until the nvidia driver kicks in.

I do not. The only time I ever see anything on the TV is when the 
monitor is not plugged in at boot time. -- Do you still think it is 
worth trying to boost the memory?

I guess boosting the memory isn't too hard; I'll give it a shot later 
today (right now is not a good time to reboot... Sucks that I am testing 
all this on the machine that is my main workstation.)

Thanks to everyone for all the advice about a second graphics card, 
especially details on how to research it. I will try a few more things 
with my current setup and then start looking into that.

Actually, I am curious: do many of you run Myth on your main 
workstations, or do you mostly find that a separate setup makes sense? 
In other words, am I likely to invest time & money in a new graphics 
card, only to find that I am annoyed at running Myth on my main 
machine? It is not a particularly powerful machine (AMD Athlon 64 X2 
Dual-Core Processor, 2GHz, 512KB + 512KB L2 Cache, 1024 MB memory).


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