[mythtv-users] xorg.conf for fx5200

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Sep 16 15:36:15 UTC 2010

On 09/16/2010 12:20 AM, mike at grounded.net wrote:
>> �If you do not reboot it, you can restore it while it is live if you
>> �have a backup or another fedora box on the network.. �barring that,
>> �sorry - sounds like a fresh install..
> Yes, I could copy it from another box but do you think it's worth it at this point? Would I be better off starting from scratch maybe?
> I'm running on lack of sleep, I should not have worked on this right now but maybe it's for the best.
> Kind of a good excuse :).

For the time involved you should start again.
You will also have a chance to re-partition the disc if necessary (or 
desirable). A re-install actually only takes about 45 minutes of active 
involvement....but lots of time waiting for things to complete!

Of course, it ALSO requires that you have a good internet connection. 
Taking the box somewhere where there is a big pipe would be well worth 
it if your connection is slow or flakey. You are probably looking at 
downloads totalling somewhere around 1 Gig.

If you are not using rpmfusion or atrpms to install the nvidia driver, 
then as soon as the main fedora install is done, add 'blacklist nouveau' 
to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file, and install the nvidia 
driver from the bin file. If using the .bin file, do this *before* doing 
your 'yum update' pass. When installing the new kernel, the installer is 
smart enough to build the new boot image to use the nvidia driver.

Both atrpms and rpmfusion have kmdl rpms so that installing the driver 
should be as easy as (for atrpms)

yum install nvidia-graphics-legacy-173*

I say 'should be' because I have not used that route myself. I assume 
that it does the blacklisting correctly. I have no idea whether you 
might need to do the install again, after updating the kernel.

There is a page here:


which explains the quick way to install Mythtv on a base Fedora setup 
using atrpms or rpmfusion.

There is a large script here:


which scripts the install of lots of the stuff which the quick route 
catches, but adds some things which are needed to allow some of the 
helper scripts, particularly myth.rebuilddatabase.pl to run.

About one quarter of the way down on that script is a section which 
writes a number of lines into /etc/ld.so.conf.

I strongly suspect that that is the problem with the libvdpau file being 
missed. Your ld.so.conf file is very short and quite likely deficient.


              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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