[mythtv] MythTV - DRI required?
SCoffman at COVANSYS.com
Thu Jan 23 00:58:43 EST 2003
Yeah, that's it alright. I wouldn't mess with it unless you also want to for other reasons, and you're prepared to reload the system if it goes bad.
I'm 75% of the way done downloading the last iso for Red Hat's Phoebe beta (8.0.93) that has XFree86 4.2.99 (soon to be 4.3.0) and a DRI that supports Radeon 8500 (aka R200 engine). I plan on installing it tomorrow night and trying to get MythTV to work on that. I'll post how it goes.
The way I understand it, it's XFree86's Direct Rendering Interface (DRI) to the Kernel's Direct Rendering Module (DRM). Mesa is the open source OpenGL and that's mixed into the stew somewhere. You probably want to coordinate all the versions. Downloading just those RPMs from Red Hat's Rawhide archive and upgrading them might be easier than trying to compile it all. Recompiling Xfree86 used to be four kinds of pain.
However, if you boot straight into X Windows (via GDM or KDM), messing up DRI or XFree86 will make your system unusable (except remotely). Anyway, I'll report back on what I find out.
From: Jonathan Roberts [mailto:mythtv at brycheiniog.com]
Sent: Wed 1/22/2003 5:42 PM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] MythTV - DRI required?
This is very interesting. I am one of those with the setup described. Is
this the "DRI" you refer to?
How easy is it to install this, as I would be willing to experiment just
to get the box earning its keep!
COFFMAN Steven wrote:
> Is DRI required for MythTV live TV?
> I went through the archives and contacted everyone who was getting a black screen with sound when they played, but was able to record ok, and I asked them for their system information.
> The three people who have responded so far said are using RedHat 8.0 with an ATI Radeon 8500, with a variety of video capture cards and a variety of versions of MythTV (0.7, different CVS versions).
> DRI is disabled for the ATI Radeon 8500 on Red Hat 8.0 ("nodri") (and earlier). Could that be the problem?
> Is anyone using an ATI Radeon 8500 video card and not having this problem?
> If so, is DRI enabled?
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