[mythtv-users] Intel Drivers i810 and/or i915: SOLVED
Michael J. Hammel
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Fri Oct 5 00:52:08 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 14:21 -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> As I said, I'm on Fedora 8rc2. Fedora 7 has a 915resolution rpm. Fedora
> 8 does not. If the capability is now in the intel driver, the man page
> does not describe how to use the new capability. The intel driver did
> not seem to want to work, so I just put 'i810' and some option lines in
> xorg and it worked. (Unlike the difficulties I had trying to get the
> openchrome driver to work well with HD, on an SP13000...not possible I
I'm on F7 too with an i915GM on my laptop. Just upgraded from FC5. FC5
worked fine with MythTV using either single head or dual head to either
the VGA or TV outputs with the i810 driver (see my blog post for config
files: http://www.graphics-muse.org/wp/?p=177). But neither the legacy
i810 nor the newer intel drivers are working as well for me yet. Single
head mode works fine with both, though better with MythTV using the i810
There is a website specific to the Intel graphics drivers:
There is some information there on using xrandr (command line tool) for
setting up dual head (see
http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/dualhead.html). My problem is that it
doesn't set up my laptop LCD as Screen 0 and the VGA out as Screen 1
like my configs for the old i810 did. There is a legacry i810 driver in
F7, but it just segfaults with the old configs. I've got a bug report
in to freedesktop.org about it.
Unfortunately, only the intel driver gets close to dual head (and I'd
assume TV-out) but it drops frames like mad when running the MythTV
frontend. The legacy i810 driver, when running in single head mode
(laptop lcd only) works perfectly with the frontend.
If anyone has dual head working (VGA out and/or TV out) on F7 let me
know. I need dual head for some meetings next week but I want to use
the laptop to run the frontend through the TV out so I can watch MythTV
recordings from any room in the house.
I haven't mucked with X.org drivers since I setup the laptop originally.
When did they switch from 7.3 to 1.3 in versioning? And how do I tell
which version of the i810 or intel drivers I have? Yum thinks my xorg
RPMs are up to date. Maybe there are more recent drivers in CVS (or
SVN, I guess).
Michael J. Hammel <mythtv at graphics-muse.com>
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