[mythtv-users] Intel G45 Express?
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Mon Nov 17 04:29:47 UTC 2008
John Andrunas wrote:
> I have one I have been using for a few weeks now, mostly as a test at
> this point, certainly not without issues. At least in Ubuntu the audio
> takes some tweaking out of the box, and I had to put the normal stuff
> for Keyboard and Mouse in the Xorg.conf. I have not been using it as my
> primary system so I can't really speak for the stability yet.
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Geoffrey Leach <geoff at hughes.net
> <mailto:geoff at hughes.net>> wrote:
> Is there any experience with the Intel G45 Express chipset?
I am using a DG45FC as a primary front end for a 65" HDTV. And I would
agree, that it is not without issues, and is not for the faint hearted,
it does work. I can play back recordings, and they look great. I
cannot play back video with mplayer. Xine gives mixed results,
sometimes good, sometimes not so good.
Setting it up is a bear, and the X11 video driver has several bugs that
will not be fixed for some time (well, they are fixed in the driver, but
the driver requires a GEM enabled kernel, not expected until at least
2.6.28 at the earliest.) Attempting to play back video files with
mplayer, and sometimes with xine, causes X to crash and require a reboot.
However, at this point, the main frontend, and DVD playback is very
good, and accomplishes what I needed for my frontend.
I am looking forward to 6-9 months out when the stability is much better
and more things work out of the box.
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