[mythtv-users] Starting up with TVOut...
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Fri Feb 13 08:42:37 EST 2004
On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 22:54, alanb at starband.net wrote:
> I've looked at the archives and actually found something about my problem.
> I've played around with it but I still haven't got this one figured out.
> I'm trying to get the computer to output to the monitor during boot up.
> I've got a Matrox G550 video card plus the PVR-350. I've used Jarod's
> XF86Config-PVR350.txt making the appropriate modifications to BusID and
> fbx value.
> When I boot up the output goes to the monitor hooked up to the Matrox
> card. It fails with:
> (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device
> (EE) No devices detected.
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found.
> If I then login as root and at the command line do /sbin/modprobe ivtv
> followed by /sbin/modprobe ivtv-fb.
> The monitor is no longer responding and I get a cursor on the bottom left
> of the TV screen. If I type 'startx' the cursor moves but the letters are
> not shown. When I hit enter the TV is now acting as the monitor. Of
> course, the size is all wrong but that's another issue for later.
> How can I get my computer to boot directly to the TV and overcome the (EE)
> problems during booting?
> I did notice that in the XF86 log that my pci address for my Matrox and my
> Hauppauge are being identified but the Matrox pci address has an * at the
> beginning. I also noticed that the fb appears to be trying to use the
> Matrox pci address because it is the default pci address.
Isn't this in the FAQ? If not it should be. Do a search on the list
for something like this:
You should put it in your lilo.conf or equivalent.
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