MythTV port

Hans Nieser h.nieser at
Mon Jan 1 03:14:01 PST 2007

Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 11:17:10 +1030
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 27 December 2006 at 18:37:04 +0100, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>>> AFAIK, the situation is like this: the MythTV port is created, but
>>> there are not many success reports yet. Perhaps because not a lot of
>>> people have tried it yet, or perhaps because the port has problems.
>> There's a good chance that both apply.
>> As nominal maintainer, I should confess that I haven't found time to
>> try it out.  I'm more interested in doing it well than doing it
>> quickly, and I'll probably spend a lot of time ensuring that it
>> configures easily.  Any help I can get there is welcome.
>> After that, I'll only be using it for playback, at least until we get
>> some DVB tuner support.
> Hello everyone, I've been following the mythv  threads for a while... I've got
> a Shuttle Zen ( model ST62K [1] ) P-4 3Ghz with a PVR-150 . It
> didn't use to work with 5.3 (UDMA disk access was a dud), but since then I
> tried it quickly with 6 and that issue was solved.
> I'll be happy to try the mythv,etc , but I was wondering whether anyone knows
> the support status of the ATI TV-OUT port - the card is a ATI Radeon 9100, with
> Linux ATI drivers (binary  only)
> Would those linux ATI drivers work if I installed the linux-Xorg port,
> instead of native? 
> [1]

I've got the TV-out on my 9200 Pro (RV280) working with the patches at and the guide at (which is in French, 
but hopefully you can follow it by looking at the examples and commands 
like I did). I did not have to install any Linux stuff.

It was kindof tricky to get the TV-out to work because it only works with 
specific settings in my xorg.conf.

The relevant parts from my xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
         Identifier   "Monitor0"

         # TV-Out won't work with anything but VertRefresh 60, it seems:
         HorizSync   30.0 - 40.0
         VertRefresh 60

Section "Device"
         Identifier  "Card0"
         BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
         Driver      "ati"
         Option      "AGPMode" "8"

         # This option enables TV-output when using patches from
         # :
         Option      "TVOutput" "PAL"
         #Option      "IgnoreEDID" "true"
         #Option      "MonitorLayout" "NONE, AUTO"

Section "Screen"
         Identifier "Screen0"
         Device     "Card0"
         Monitor    "Monitor0"
         DefaultDepth     24
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     24
                 Modes    "800x600" "640x480"

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