[mythtv-users] Nvidia FX5200 with Westinghouse LVM-47w1
Bill at explosivo.com
Tue Jan 30 16:45:50 UTC 2007
Thanks for the thoughts! I commented below
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:34:08 -0800
Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2007, at 7:02 AM, Bill wrote:
> > Prob #1) I connected my FX5200 from my DVI to the DVI-2 connector
> > on the TV. Everything looks perfect! The desktop gives me no
> > issues, playback in myth gives me no issues, mplayer direct on the
> > screen is fine. However, if I move through the menus in MythTV
> > quickly, it begins to get funky. Basically it seems like the TV
> > goes and resets itself. Then comes back. There is a slight pop
> > from the speakers. Once it starts happening, it happens each time
> > I move the selector in the menus. If I go to a playback it does
> > not happen, or if I go back to the desktop its fine. Only in the
> > myth menuing. (Which looks perfect by the way). I tried turning
> > off OpenGL rendering and the same problem.
> > Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that during my unpackaging of
> > the LVM-47w1 I saw an paper insert that showed the two DVI ports on
> > the back of the tv. In my dream one was indicated as being 1080i
> > and the other 1080p. I call this a dream since I cannot for the
> > life of me find it. Also, the manual shows both being 1080p. But
> > the manual is for two models.
> Assuming the 47 is the same as my 42, DVI-1 is a dual-link DVI port
> supporting 1080p and DVI-2 is a single-link DVI port supporting
> 1080i. I upgraded to a dual-link nvidia 6600 card and changed my DVI
> cable and they went away. From what I understand I might have only
> needed to change the cable.
> > Regardless, I swapped it over to DVI-1 and have not been able to
> > replicate the problem. But I did not have a chance to put it back
> > on DVI-2 (had to go to work). Also, there may have been recording
> > going on last night, but not this morning.
> You've probably got a single-link DVI cable.
So maybe my dream was not just a dream.... If it keeps working fine, I will guess the output as 1080p on DVI-1 was the
> > The log files are empty of any indication of a problem.
> > Prob #2) I am just throwing this in, since it is bothering me. My
> > fading menus have gone away at some point last night. It happened
> > sometime after I added in my FX5200 card and before I gave up for
> > the night. Part of that was moving from the xorg "nv" driver to
> > the actual "nvidia" drivers. In my STFW, I came across a
> > transparency tip.
> To get the fades, you need to make sure the frontend is using OpenGL
> rendering (In the Appearance section of Setup) and make sure OpenGL
> is working on your card. This probably means using the nvidia driver
> as opposed to the nv driver but I'm not 100% sure of this. I just
> know that nv has never given me OpenGL.
Definately got the nvidia driver running, and I think OpenGL is running... I've got load "glx", the log file shows:
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8776
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(II) Initializing extension GLX
And no errors... when I was getting GL running before I had lots of errors.
Also GLXGEARS runs fine - not sure if that is a positive indicator of a good OpenGL install?
> > Section "Monitor"
> > Identifier "Westinghouse"
> > VendorName "Westinghouse"
> > ModelName "LCD Panel 1920x1080"
> > HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
> > VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
> > ModeLine "1920x1080p" 148.5 1920 2024 2072 2200 1080 1084 1094
> > 1124 -hsync -vsync
> > Option "ModeValidation" "NoMaxPClkCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck"
> > Option "dpms"
> > EndSection
> Once you get your hardware sorted out, you probably won't need a
> modeline. I don't have one and my display looks perfect. (One of the
> joys of getting a "display" as opposed to a HD-TV - no overscan).
I had tried it without the modeline, and had problems - but that was on the other DVI(2) and could have been with different other settings that were causing problems.
Thanks for the tips and pointers!
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