[olug] A mythtv mythtery

Adam Haeder adam at adamhaeder.com
Wed Apr 25 14:54:59 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Dave Thacker <dthacker at bluestrain.net>wrote:

> On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 07:09:06 AM Ben Watson wrote:
> > It sounds to me more like a MythTV frontend problem vice the backend
> > running on the system.  I've got front ends (and other backends for
> > that matter) running on much older/slower hardware than you mentioned
> > without issue.  What video card are you using for display?  Also might
> > want to check the drivers for said video card.
> >
> > Across the board I typically use NVidia video cards with the
> > proprietary NVidia drivers.  Again, these aren't anything new or
> > powerful though I have noticed some compatibility issues with the
> > newer NVidia (Ubuntu provided) drivers and older card/machine setups.
> > However, when I've run into these problems, I rarely get to the point
> > to getting into a stable desktop environment let alone playing back
> > video.
> >
> > Ben
> It's the Dell onboard video.   I'll be trying some of the cards I've had
> rattling around too.
> DT

Good detective work Dave. How did you figure out it was the onboard video?

Adam Haeder
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