[mythtv-users] Resetting NVIDIA Video Configuration (xorg.conf)

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 15:02:13 UTC 2019

On 22/02/2019 13:51, Gary Raposo wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'm hoping to mine the collective knowledge of the mailing list to come 
> up with a reliable configuration for my system. Right now I'm having 
> some issues with tearing on playback. I've updated the OS and drivers 
> and fiddled with my configuration files to the point where I'm not too 
> sure if I've done more damage to my system than good! Hopefully there's 
> an established baseline configuration out there for my set up that I can 
> use as a reset.
> System:
> - ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard with Intel i5-3470 CPU and 8GB RAM
> - ASUS GeForce GT 640 video card
> - Fedora 29 (4.20.8-200.fc29.x86_64)
> - mythtv-29.1-25.39.20181004git74fff5c285.fc29.x86_64 (from RPM Fusion 
> repository)
> - NVIDIA 410.93 drivers (directly from NVIDIA web site)
> I've got an HDMI connection from the video card to the monitor for 1080p 
> video only (audio is handled via a receiver connected over an optical 
> cable).
> MythTV has been configured to use the VDPAU High Quality playback 
> profile. This problem is not specific to VDPAU as the tearing is present 
> to various degrees regardless of what playback profile I use. Log files 
> don't seem to indicate an errors loading drivers or during playback as 
> far as I can tell.
> I've tried resetting xorg.conf using the nvidia-xconfig utility but the 
> tearing problem hasn't cleared up. I'm thinking this is a pretty basic 
> set up and that I've simply missed a key setting (or three).
> Can anyone with the same/similar set up share their xorg.conf and/or 
> xorg.conf.d/* files with me?
> Thanks!
> Gary

Since you're running an rpmfusion build of myth I wonder why you don't 
use their nVidia packages.  I have the fc28 version of this with a 
GT710, and don't remember having taken any special measures.


But I believe fc29 uses Wayland graphics by default; that may have 
changed things.


John P

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