[mythtv-users] [OT?] Suspend/Resume with GT 430 and nmedia LCD

Michael mythtv at blandford.net
Tue Apr 3 01:21:29 UTC 2012

On 04/01/2012 12:02 PM, Kevon wrote:
> On 04/01/2012 02:53 PM, Kevon wrote:
>> On 03/31/2012 03:13 PM, Michael wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> With mythtv 0.25 coming out, I decided it was time for some minor
>>> upgrades to my primary minimyth frontend.
>>> Currently I have an asus a8n-vm csm motherboard with a gt 220 card.
>>> This works well and suspends and resumes quite nicely.
>>> I have two issues:
>>> 1) I wanted to add a GT 430 to take advantage of the HD audio support.
>>> Adding the new video card however causes an issue where the machine will
>>> go to sleep just fine, but upon resume from MCE, the power comes on,
>>> fans spin, but the monitor never wakes up.  It also isn't responsive on
>>> the network.  This is my second attempt at adding a gt 430 card and had
>>> the same issue with the other.  I am not sure if this is a compatibility
>>> with my motherboard or something else.
>>> 2) I really like having an LCD on my computer so I added an nmedia pc
>>> LCD and bought a new nmedia HTPC case.  The LCD works fabulously under
>>> mythtv - but, the machine will suspend and resume immediately.  I can
>>> verify this happens even if LCDd is never started.  This also seems like
>>> some sort of weird compatibility issue.
>>> I have posted to the nvidia list and the lcdproc lists but I haven't
>>> gotten any responses.
>>> So, I know this is slightly off topic, but I am open to either:
>>> 1) Suggestions on what might be causing these two issues
>>> 2) Suggestions for a modern Intel motherboard that you are currently
>>> using w/ an GT 430 and/or nmedia lcd that suspends and resumes without
>>> issue.
>>> I am just so frustrated trying to debug these issues that I am more than
>>> happy to throw money at them to get a working solution.
>>> Michael
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>> Issue 1 sounds similar to the problem I had with 9500GT card and nvidia
>> driver. The system would lock up completed when it resumes. The only
>> indication that it actually resumed, is the monitor powers up,
>> displaying the last image after resuming. It turned out all the drivers
>> after 275.43 would cause my system to freeze when DVI power was sent to
>> the monitor. Resuming or powering the monitor on/off would lock up my
>> system. I have since switched to the open nouveau driver since 275 no
>> longer works on the 3.2 kernel.
>> Check your driver. If you are using the nvidia driver, you may have to
>> play around with different versions to find one that works. If none
>> works, try nouveau.
> Keep in mind that you cannot do vdpau with nouveau. If your system is
> cpu challenge, nouveau is not an option.
> _______________________________________________

Thanks Kevon,

Unfortunately, this system is too underpowered to play most HD videos 
without VDPAU.

Hopefully someone else will have a suggestion or at least confirm that 
they have a gt 430 system that does suspend and resume correctly.


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