[mythtv-users] Which video card to buy?
brad+mythtv at swatter.net
Sun Oct 7 00:55:04 UTC 2007
On Sat, 06 Oct 2007, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> Did you find tweaking for the 8xxx series nVidia & myth? If so, can you
> pass along the link?
> I still have tearing on my high end 8xxxx....can't figure out how to stop
> this. (I've tried all the compile and config options).
After beating my head against a wall with a new 8400GS I stumbled upon this:
> Hi Max,
> I am glad to hear that your 8500GT is working well for you with the
> exception of XVMC support in Linux. This is a hardware limitation that
> involves all 8000 series graphics cards. There are no definite plans at
> this time to provide XVMC support for the 8000 series graphics cards.
> Thank you,
> Ken Spencer
> NVIDIA Corporation
So I went back to newegg and bought a 7300... Problem solved. YMMV.
On an semi-related but equally irritating note, I later discovered that the
binary part of the 100.14.11 drivers have a problem locking up the X server
with 7300-series cards on 64-bit machines. Version 100.14.09 is OK, as is
100.14.19 (but that one needs xorg 7.3 apparently).
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