[mythtv-users] Assistance with video card problem (Please point, me in the right direction)
ve1jot at eastlink.ca
Wed Dec 12 14:29:11 UTC 2007
John Nissley wrote:
> From beww at beww.org Mon Dec 10 02:02:54 2007
>From: beww at beww.org (Brian Wood)
>Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:02:54 -0700
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Assistance with video card problem (Please point
> me in the right direction)
>In-Reply-To: <475C9CCE.8020203 at nissley.org>
>References: <475C9CCE.8020203 at nissley.org>
>Message-ID: <475C9E4E.2070502 at beww.org>
>John Nissley wrote:
> > I know this is not a forum to answer these types of questions but if you
> > could point me in the correct direction I would greatly appreciate it.
> > I just purchased a MachSpeed VSNV-939 mother board with an athlon socket
> > 939 x2 64 bit cpu. My plan was to make this my master back end that
> > will also serve up video to the main TV in the house. The problem I am
> > running into is that the PCIE geforce 8500GT video card is not liking
> > the nvidia drivers. I am able to get the system up and running on
> > Fedora 8 220.127.116.11-63.fc8 build and everything works fine until I install
> > the nvidia drivers.
> > I have tried to use the shell script from nvidia and the modle from
> > livna but no matter what I try the computer locks up when it is time to
> > engage the nvidia driver.
>You probably don't want to hear this, but the easiest and fastest
>solution would probably be to put a much less powerful graphics card in
>I've read that there are problems with the 8500 cards and the Linux
>drivers, but I didn't pay attention.
>Unless you're gaming on this machine, I'd seriously consider something
>less power-hungry and more commonly used with Myth systems.
>OK, everyone with a working 8500 setup may now flame me :-)
>Can I get some assistance on which video card will work for mythtv and
>motherboards with PCI express slots. It seems that all you can get
>anymore are motherboards with PCIe slots and most of the video cards are
>the gaming type and there appears to be some issues with them and the
>nvidia driver. I have a 8500GT and even though it says it is supported
>the computer always locks up after I load the nvidia driver. I am
>running the 64 bit version of Fedora but I do not think that has
>anything to do with it.
>So if you have a PCI express video card that is working for you and it
>is still being made please let me know what it is so I can get one that
>works this time.
My 8500 work fine, in both Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10, and latest 8.xx
development linux...only issue I have is I cannot
ctrl+alt+f1 into a console....I'm using these distros "out-of-the-box",
with nv drivers that came with them, I even have dual-monitors working,
have you tried an ubuntu or even mythbuntu installation?
The interesting thing I've found is that I can "auto-hide" the taskbars,
and while Myth is playing, I can now access any other program and run it
ON TOP of the mythtv video playing...sweet!!
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