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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:56 am 
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I am using R5.5 and experiencing video out (VGA) issues:

1) video frame is shifted 1 inch to the left
2) live tv \ playback video frame refresh rate ~ 1 hertz

The Hauppauge PVR is decoding and recording cable TV so, I believe the problem to be with the video. Attempts to playback video recordings on other machines are successful, whereas attempts to play on the mythserver suffer from a 1 hertz refresh rate.

That being said I would like to determine if the right driver is being used. This would require:

1) knowing which driver is associated with this integratred graphics card
2) a litmus test (similar to ethtool to diagnose an ethernet driver)
3) a procedure to pin the right driver to the X4500HD

My search did not turn up anything useful: any guidance or experience is appreciated. Thank you.

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R5.5 or R6? R6 is newer and contains newer drivers for sure. I would recommend that you switch to it and see if that helps. As to the Intel drivers for the on board chip, I have disabled mine and am using an nvidia 6200 for it's s-video out so I can't help you there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:37 am 
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I am using R5.5. As far as I can see this is the last major issue with the system. Attempts to install R6 resulted in System nonresponsive to Keyboard after install and reboot.

I view this as a learning opportunity (much like the LAN driver issue resolved \ posted yesterday. If this is a driver issue I would like to learn how to resolve this and then consider moving to R6.

I am hoping to find the video driver equivalent of 'ethtool -i' today via Google or maybe one of the senior ninjas will provide guidance.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:42 pm 
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gatorback wrote:
My search did not turn up anything useful: any guidance or experience is appreciated. Thank you.


My experience would tell me not to use the integrated graphics. I would (and do) disable Intel graphics chipsets and buy a cheap nvidia 8400GS PCIE.

How have you actually been searching for information? I don't want to make any assumptions about your level of expertise, so if you could provide a little information as to what you have done so far it would be helpful.

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Agreed: I have a JATON, VIDEO-338PCI-TV NVIDIA GEFORCE PCI 6200/256MB to play SD TV through S-Video. That being said, the motherboard has an HDMI port, which I woud like to use with a LCD \ Plasma panel.

I am not a unix ninja (yet), however, I would like to think that I am a voracious learner. That being said, I am searching for a command that will enable determination of the current driver (maybe its in a .conf file?). I am trying various keyword searches in google.com/linux as well as the Forum Search mechanism. I view this as an opportunity to learn something new :)

I searched using X4500HD as a keyword and it seems that I may need to compile \ make the drivers. After googling, this first article led to a second article and then to a third. I am thinking of using the drivers from the third article. The third articles does mention the G45 Chipset and the HDMI port. Not really sure if this is the right source to compile for the GMA X4500HD. It would be great if someone that has done this would weigh in.

My searches will eventually get me there, however, any constructive experience or pointers to articles would be appreciated.
My xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
# PS/2 Mouse not detected
# Serial Mouse not detected
        InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"
   
EndSection

Section "Files"
   RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
   ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc:unscaled"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi:unscaled"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi:unscaled"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Speedo"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/PEX"
# Additional fonts: Locale, Gimp, TTF...
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
#   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/latin2/75dpi"
#   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/latin2/100dpi"
# True type and type1 fonts are also handled via xftlib, see /etc/X11/XftConfig!
   FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latex-ttf-fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
# Comments: see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=346408
   Load  "dbe" # Double Buffering Extension, very important.
   Load  "dri" # This shouldn't be available choice if user has selected driver vga, vesa or nv.
   Load  "glx" # GLX Extension.
   Load  "freetype" # Freetype fonts.
   Load  "type1"  # Type 1 fonts
   Load  "record" # Developer extension, usually not needed
#   Load  "extmod" # This is okay, but if you look into "man xorg.conf" you'll find option NOT to include DGA extension with extmod, and for a good reason.. DGA causes instability as it access videoram without consulting X about it.
   SubSection      "extmod"
      Option          "omit xfree86-dga"
   EndSubSection
#   Load  "speedo" # Speedo fonts, this module doesn't exist in Xorg 7.0.17
# The following are deprecated/unstable/unneeded in Xorg 7.0
#       Load  "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor, this should be never present, as it gets automatically loaded.
#   Load  "GLcore" # This should be never present, as it gets automatically loaded.
#       Load  "bitmap" # Should be never present, as it gets automatically loaded. This is a font module, and loading it in xorg.conf makes X try to load it twice.
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
   Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
   Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Serial Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "Protocol" "Microsoft"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
   Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
   Option       "SendCoreEvents"  "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "PS/2 Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "Protocol" "auto"
Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
   Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
   Option       "SendCoreEvents"  "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "USB Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "SendCoreEvents"   "true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection

# Auto-generated by KNOPPIX mkxf86config

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   Option   "DPMS"   "true"
#   HorizSync    28.0 - 78.0 # Warning: This may fry very old Monitors
   HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
   VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0 # Very conservative. May flicker.
#   VertRefresh  50.0 - 62.0 # Extreme conservative. Will flicker. TFT default.
   #  Default modes distilled from
   #      "VESA and Industry Standards and Guide for Computer Display Monitor
   #       Timing", version 1.0, revision 0.8, adopted September 17, 1998.
   #  $XFree86: xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/etc/vesamodes,v 1.4 1999/11/18 16:52:17 tsi Exp $
   # 640x350 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
   ModeLine "640x350"    31.5  640  672  736  832    350  382  385  445 +hsync -vsync
   # 640x400 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
   ModeLine "640x400"    31.5  640  672  736  832    400  401  404  445 -hsync +vsync
   # 720x400 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
   ModeLine "720x400"    35.5  720  756  828  936    400  401  404  446 -hsync +vsync
   # 640x480 @ 60Hz (Industry standard) hsync: 31.5kHz
   ModeLine "640x480"    25.2  640  656  752  800    480  490  492  525 -hsync -vsync
   # 640x480 @ 72Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
   ModeLine "640x480"    31.5  640  664  704  832    480  489  491  520 -hsync -vsync
   # 640x480 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.5kHz
   ModeLine "640x480"    31.5  640  656  720  840    480  481  484  500 -hsync -vsync
   # 640x480 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 43.3kHz
   ModeLine "640x480"    36.0  640  696  752  832    480  481  484  509 -hsync -vsync
   # 800x600 @ 56Hz (VESA) hsync: 35.2kHz
   ModeLine "800x600"    36.0  800  824  896 1024    600  601  603  625 +hsync +vsync
   # 800x600 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
   ModeLine "800x600"    40.0  800  840  968 1056    600  601  605  628 +hsync +vsync
   # 800x600 @ 72Hz (VESA) hsync: 48.1kHz
   ModeLine "800x600"    50.0  800  856  976 1040    600  637  643  666 +hsync +vsync
   # 800x600 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 46.9kHz
   ModeLine "800x600"    49.5  800  816  896 1056    600  601  604  625 +hsync +vsync
   # 800x600 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 53.7kHz
   ModeLine "800x600"    56.3  800  832  896 1048    600  601  604  631 +hsync +vsync
   # 1024x768i @ 43Hz (industry standard) hsync: 35.5kHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"   44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264    768  768  776  817 +hsync +vsync Interlace
   # 1024x768 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 48.4kHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"   65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344    768  771  777  806 -hsync -vsync
   # 1024x768 @ 70Hz (VESA) hsync: 56.5kHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"   75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328    768  771  777  806 -hsync -vsync
   # 1024x768 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 60.0kHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"   78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312    768  769  772  800 +hsync +vsync
   # 1024x768 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 68.7kHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"   94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376    768  769  772  808 +hsync +vsync
   # 1152x864 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 67.5kHz
   ModeLine "1152x864"  108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600    864  865  868  900 +hsync +vsync
   # 1280x960 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 60.0kHz
   ModeLine "1280x960"  108.0 1280 1376 1488 1800    960  961  964 1000 +hsync +vsync
   # 1280x960 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 85.9kHz
   ModeLine "1280x960"  148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728    960  961  964 1011 +hsync +vsync
   # 1280x1024 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 64.0kHz
   ModeLine "1280x1024" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688   1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
   # 1280x1024 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 80.0kHz
   ModeLine "1280x1024" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688   1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
   # 1280x1024 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 91.1kHz
   # ModeLine "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728   1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
   ModeLine "1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1328 1488 1728  1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 75.0kHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160   1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 65Hz (VESA) hsync: 81.3kHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160   1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 70Hz (VESA) hsync: 87.5kHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200" 189.0 1600 1664 1856 2160   1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 93.8kHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160   1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 106.3kHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200" 229.5 1600 1664 1856 2160   1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
   # 1792x1344 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 83.6kHz
   ModeLine "1792x1344" 204.8 1792 1920 2120 2448   1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync
   # 1792x1344 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 106.3kHz
   ModeLine "1792x1344" 261.0 1792 1888 2104 2456   1344 1345 1348 1417 -hsync +vsync
   # 1856x1392 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 86.3kHz
   ModeLine "1856x1392" 218.3 1856 1952 2176 2528   1392 1393 1396 1439 -hsync +vsync
   # 1856x1392 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 112.5kHz
   ModeLine "1856x1392" 288.0 1856 1984 2208 2560   1392 1393 1396 1500 -hsync +vsync
   # 1920x1440 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 90.0kHz
   ModeLine "1920x1440" 234.0 1920 2048 2256 2600   1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
   # 1920x1440 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 112.5kHz
   ModeLine "1920x1440" 297.0 1920 2064 2288 2640   1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
   # Additional modelines
   ModeLine "1800x1440"  230    1800 1896 2088 2392  1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync
   ModeLine "1800x1440"  250    1800 1896 2088 2392  1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync
   # Extended modelines with GTF timings
   # 640x480 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 50.90 kHz; pclk: 43.16 MHz
   ModeLine "640x480"  43.16  640 680 744 848  480 481 484 509  -HSync +Vsync
   # 768x576 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 35.82 kHz; pclk: 34.96 MHz
   ModeLine "768x576"  34.96  768 792 872 976  576 577 580 597  -HSync +Vsync
   # 768x576 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 43.27 kHz; pclk: 42.93 MHz
   ModeLine "768x576"  42.93  768 800 880 992  576 577 580 601  -HSync +Vsync
   # 768x576 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 45.15 kHz; pclk: 45.51 MHz
   ModeLine "768x576"  45.51  768 808 888 1008  576 577 580 602  -HSync +Vsync
   # 768x576 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 51.42 kHz; pclk: 51.84 MHz
   ModeLine "768x576"  51.84  768 808 888 1008  576 577 580 605  -HSync +Vsync
   # 768x576 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 61.10 kHz; pclk: 62.57 MHz
   ModeLine "768x576"  62.57  768 816 896 1024  576 577 580 611  -HSync +Vsync
   # 800x600 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 68.18 MHz
   ModeLine "800x600"  68.18  800 848 936 1072  600 601 604 636  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1024x768 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 81.40 kHz; pclk: 113.31 MHz
   ModeLine "1024x768"  113.31  1024 1096 1208 1392  768 769 772 814  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1152x864 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 53.70 kHz; pclk: 81.62 MHz
   ModeLine "1152x864"  81.62  1152 1216 1336 1520  864 865 868 895  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1152x864 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 77.10 kHz; pclk: 119.65 MHz
   ModeLine "1152x864"  119.65  1152 1224 1352 1552  864 865 868 907  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1152x864 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 91.50 kHz; pclk: 143.47 MHz
   ModeLine "1152x864"  143.47  1152 1232 1360 1568  864 865 868 915  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1280x960 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 72.07 kHz; pclk: 124.54 MHz
   ModeLine "1280x960"  124.54  1280 1368 1504 1728  960 961 964 1001  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1280x960 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 75.15 kHz; pclk: 129.86 MHz
   ModeLine "1280x960"  129.86  1280 1368 1504 1728  960 961 964 1002  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1280x960 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 101.70 kHz; pclk: 178.99 MHz
   ModeLine "1280x960"  178.99  1280 1376 1520 1760  960 961 964 1017  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1280x1024 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 108.50 kHz; pclk: 190.96 MHz
   ModeLine "1280x1024"  190.96  1280 1376 1520 1760  1024 1025 1028 1085  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1400x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 122.61 MHz
   ModeLine "1400x1050"  122.61  1400 1488 1640 1880  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1400x1050 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 78.77 kHz; pclk: 149.34 MHz
   ModeLine "1400x1050"  149.34  1400 1496 1648 1896  1050 1051 1054 1094  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1400x1050 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 82.20 kHz; pclk: 155.85 MHz
   ModeLine "1400x1050"  155.85  1400 1496 1648 1896  1050 1051 1054 1096  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1400x1050 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.76 kHz; pclk: 179.26 MHz
   ModeLine "1400x1050"  179.26  1400 1504 1656 1912  1050 1051 1054 1103  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1400x1050 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 111.20 kHz; pclk: 214.39 MHz
   ModeLine "1400x1050"  214.39  1400 1512 1664 1928  1050 1051 1054 1112  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1600x1200 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 127.10 kHz; pclk: 280.64 MHz
   ModeLine "1600x1200"  280.64  1600 1728 1904 2208  1200 1201 1204 1271  -HSync +Vsync
   # 1680x1050 (Notebook)
   ModeLine "1680x1050" 154.2 1680 1712 2296 2328   1050 1071 1081 1103
   # 1920x1200 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF)  hsync: 74.52; pclk: 193.16 MHz
   ModeLine "1920x1200" 193.16  1920 2048 2256 2592  1200 1201 1204 1242  -HSync +HSync
EndSection

Section "Device"
   ### Available Driver options are:-
# sw_cursor is needed for some ati and radeon cards
        #Option     "sw_cursor"
        #Option     "hw_cursor"
        #Option     "NoAccel"
        #Option     "ShowCache"
        #Option     "ShadowFB"
        #Option     "UseFBDev"
        #Option     "Rotate"
   Identifier  "Card0"
# The following line is auto-generated by KNOPPIX mkxf86config
   Driver      "vesa"
   VendorName  "All"
   BoardName   "All"
#   BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   DefaultColorDepth 16
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     1
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     4
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     8
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     15
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     16
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     24
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     32
      Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
   Mode 0666
EndSection

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Your X log file will tell you what driver you're using. Become root and then do:
Code:
more /var/log/Xorg.0.log

OBTW - According to you xorg.conf you're using the VESA driver.


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tjc wrote:
Your X log file will tell you what driver you're using. Become root and then do:
Code:
more /var/log/Xorg.0.log

OBTW - According to you xorg.conf you're using the VESA driver.


OK, now we know you're not that familiar with x configuration, I'm less likely to insult you by pointing you to http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html
According to the documentation I Googled, there are two drivers that should work for this: The ones developed by the intellinux site (as per URL above) and the VESA. Obviously the VESA driver isn't working for you, so if I were you, I'd persist (that HDMI out would be a good thing to get working) and try the appropriate driver. You may well have to compile source code (OK, you definitely will ;-) ) and that ...

Right. Forget all that. Look at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1057866&page=9, which is totally about your mobo. Although FC isn't debian based, you should be able to get it going as well as the poster (Corinco). Don't update to the latest BIOS, as it is generally agreed to screw up all OSes, including Windows.

Good luck, but there's hope yet :-)

Mike

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Is this thread helpful?

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=81965

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:41 pm 
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Thanks tjc, manicmike and graysky. Your comments are super helpful.

I ran the lspci command and found that a large number of unkown Intel devices (see output below). I suspect that the second line is HDMI video driver. Not sure if the designation "unknown device" is problematic, however, the Jatron NVIDIA Video card, which does not have the "unknown device" designation, functions well.

I need to decide whether to just compile the 2D driver or the 'whole
stack'. Maybe start with 2D driver first and see how its installation changes the output of lscpci.

According the Intel Linux Graphics Driver Installation Guide, this list is needed to build the driver:
1) kernel module agpgart and drm; The source of kernel modules is included in Linux kernel.
2) libdrm;Libdrm is included in freedesktop drm source.
3) Xorg 2D driver: xf86-video-intel;
4) Mesa and 3D driver;

Here is KM R5.5 Kernal info:
Code:
root@mythtv:/home# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.23-chw-4 (root@mbe.mysettopbox.tv) (gcc version 4.2.3 20071123 (prerelease) (Debian 4.2.2-4)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon May 26 14:44:56 PDT 2008


I think that KM R5.5 provides line item 1), but I am not sure what command would verifiy this. As for 2) I have no idea if it is included in KM R5.5: would be nice if there was a test (command) that could be performed to determine presence \ absence. How can I test for items 1&2?

Code:
root@mythtv:lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e22 (rev 03)
04:01.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

root@mythtv:lspci | grep -i unknown
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e20 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e22 (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e23 (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a37
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a38
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a39
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3c
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3e
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a40
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a42
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a44
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a34
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a35
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a36
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3a
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a16
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a20
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a30
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a26
02:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 2368

root@mythtv:lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e20 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e22 (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e23 (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a37
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a38
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a39
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3c
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3e
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a40
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a42
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a44
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a34
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a35
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a36
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a3a
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a16
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a20
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a30
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3a26
02:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 2368
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
04:00.0 PCI bridge: Hint Corp HB6 Universal PCI-PCI bridge (non-transparent mode) (rev 11)
04:01.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)
04:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
05:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
05:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:59 am 
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Saga update: upgraded system to LinHES 6.02.
Code:
[root@mythtv rc.d]# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.28-LinHES (root@dev) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Nov 1 06:47:02 UTC 2009


So I checked the pci devices with the lspci command to determine if 6.02 recognized the native VGA controller:

Code:
root@mythtv rc.d]#date
Sun Jun 13 12:38:07 EDT 2010

[root@mythtv rc.d]# lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 [b]VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)[/b]
04:01.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)
[root@mythtv rc.d]# lspci | grep -i unknown
[root@mythtv rc.d]# lspci | grep -i unknown
[root@mythtv rc.d]#


If we compare the address 00:02.0 to the results of my Jan 25 posting we see that it is no longer of unknown status:

Code:
root@mythtv:date
Mon Jan 25 18:38:07 EDT 2010
root@mythtv:lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2e22 (rev 03)
04:01.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)


Furthermore, there are no longer any 'unknown' lspci devices:

Quote:
[root@mythtv rc.d]# date
Sun Jun 13 12:48:27 EDT 2010
[root@mythtv rc.d]# lspci | grep -i unknown
[root@mythtv rc.d]#


That being said, it now makes sense to test the native video output. It is a hassle to physically remove the Jaton Video card: it would be cool if it there was a process that allowed electronic (BIOS setting or command line) control to enable \ disable the Jaton Video card (simulating removal \ additionof the card). Any suggestions on this process would be appreciated.

Kudos to Cecil and company for including these drivers.

When I gain access to an HD TV and a HDMI cable I will post the results.

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