[mythtv-users] xorg.conf for fx5200

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 16:22:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM, mike at grounded.net <mike at grounded.net> wrote:
>> I would recommend just what he said.  Blacklist nouveau, install
>> nvidia from repo if possible.  That will setup the glx properly, etc
>> and not cause conflicts down the road when system libraries get
>> updated.
> I just want to better understand and confirm this.
> I am ok to install from DVD right? This is what I'm doing right now but if it would be better to install fedora, then myth on it's own, I could do that as well.
> Sorry, just a bit confused and still waking up here :).

If you install from the fedora DVD, you have to install fedora first.
Then you can use yum to install mythtv from either atrpms or
rpmfusion.  The choice is up to you, but you should not mix those

Or, you can install mythdora, which should give you everything you
need (it installs fedora and myth for you) and sets up rpmfusion as
your yum repo.  I think it should also setup the nvidia drivers
properly.  You may want to go this route actually as a lot of the
stuff it sets up will just work.  (NB: I recently did this but
switched over to the atrpms repo afterwords for legacy firewire
purposes, so it is possible to do but not recommended and can lead to

If you decide to not go the mythdora route, you will need to blacklist
the nouveau driver as others have mentioned.  I believe people are
missing a step though.  After you blacklist the nouveau driver, you
will either need to rebuild your initrd (something I don't know how to
do and have never bothered doing) or add something like the following
to your kernel line in grub.conf: "rdblacklist=nouveau" or
"nouveau.modeset=0"  Either should work to blacklist nouveau and once
you include that in grub.conf, the yum installer should automatically
add that every time it upgrades the kernel.

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