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My Setup on Fedora 8

I'm currently using Mythtv trunk, compiled by ATrpms. I had to enable the bleeding repository to pull down the trunk rpms. I'm running trunk because Mythtv needed some code changes for the 350 TVOUT to work with newer kernels and there hasnt been an official release with the required code. The downside to running ATrpms' bleeding packages is that they take up more system resources. At some point, I'll just compile the source myself.

Capture Cards

PVR350 (using TV out)


System specs

PIII 800 384MB RAM

  • Hard Drive 1 - 25GB
** /
** /boot
** swap
  • Hard Drive 2 - 320GB
** /videos


Posted here is my xorg.conf file for the PVR350 with TVOUT. I had to change a few lines between Fedora 6 and Fedora 8 because of the change in the ivtv driver.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

#        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
#        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions"
#        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
#        FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "fbdevhw"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "vnc"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#       Option  "Xleds"         "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#       Option  "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#       Option  "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
# or:
#       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
#       Option  "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
        Identifier  "DevInputMice"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier  "NTSC Monitor"
        HorizSync  30-68
        VertRefresh 50-120
        Mode "720x480"
          # D: 34.563 MHz, H: 37.244 kHz, V: 73.897 Hz
          DotClock 34.564
          HTimings 720 752 840 928
          VTimings 480 484 488 504
          Flags    "-HSync" "-VSync"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Hauppauge PVR 350 iTVC15 Framebuffer"
        Driver      "ivtv"

        ### change fb1 to whatever your card grabbed
        Option      "fbdev" "/dev/fb1"
        Option      "ivtv" "/dev/fb1"

        ### change the BusID to whatever is reported by lspci,
        ### converted from hex to decimal
        BusID "PCI:2:10:0" # lspci says 02:0a.0
        #BusID "PCI:0:8:0" # lspci says 00:08.0
        ### More examples
        #BusID "PCI:0:10:0" # lspci says 00:0a.0
        #BusID "PCI:1:14:0" # lspci says 01:0e.0
        #BusID "PCI:0:5:1" # lspci says 00:05.1

Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen0"
        Device      "Hauppauge PVR 350 iTVC15 Framebuffer"
        Monitor     "NTSC Monitor"
        Option "SecurityTypes" "VncAuth"
        Option "UserPasswdVerifier" "VncAuth"
        Option "PasswordFile" "/home/mythtv/.vnc/passwd"
        DefaultDepth 24
        DefaultFbbpp 32
        Subsection "Display"
          Depth 24
          FbBpp 32
          Modes "720x480"

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666