[mythtv-users] Will these machines give me xorg headaches?

Damian myth at surr.co.uk
Mon Jul 9 17:42:37 UTC 2012

> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Damian <myth [at] surr> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm planning on replacing an old MythBox and 'always on' LAN server 
> with one
> > of the selection here:
> >
> > http://www.mediacenter-tv.co.uk/slim-line-media-centres.html
> >
> > The thing I'm worried about is the graphics output and if I'll be 
> able to
> > configure it.
> Why not get one of the media centers with Intel graphics and add a 
> silent Nvidia card?
> In 50 Hz land (marginally in 60 Hz land) a GT440 like this should work:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121469
> I've had good luck switching Nvidia cards and retaining the old setup, 
> possibly with
> changing the connected monitors and making it use a custom EDID if the 
> card will
> not grab the EDID. You can save the EDID on the old setup and use it 
> if you have to.
> I have had several systems with on board graphics and just disable
> that and use a Nvidia card and save a lot of headaches. I've swapped 
> Nvidia cards
> and used the same drivers and was up and running in a few minutes.
> Good Luck,
> Mark
Good idea,

When I choose the machine, I'll make sure that there's room to add a 
nvidia card if things don't go to plan. Then I can just buy one if I 
have problems with the onboard intel graphics.

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