Notes of working setup of MB version 8

These are notes on what I think are the important bits of my current Mythbuntu/MythTV setup.

What I need to figure out is how to get them re-created in Mythbuntu 9.10 -

I've installed the 9.10 RC but it seems to have two show stopping problems for me.  The biggest one of all is that the NOVA-T 500 tuner card seems to stop working regularly - I read somewhere that if you shut down, remove the power for a few minutes the re-boot it fixes it, and this does seem to work, but it stops after some time.  

The other is the video is stuttery - and the resolution in 'display setting' can't be changed - I think this is all to do with the fact that 'propriatary driver' is not available.

Hardware Drivers screen in the 9.10RC shows a DVB driver (which I have activated), but no option for a FGLRX.  

Below are screenshots of the pertinant info from my version 8 setup - (I think it is 8.10 upgraded from 8.04 but I don't know how to tell)
at the bottom is my current working xorg.conf and dmesg output

 

In the new version there's no option for this driver, but there is a DVB driver




This shows that the graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1200
The monitor (HDMI connected) is a Panasonic TX-32LXD700 TV






The correct resolution is 1280x720@60 - this seems to display the SD DVB telly best


Below I've included a few screens from the setup which I thought might have been tailored over the years.



I seem to remember mucking about with this page quite a lot to get it working, but maybe it was getting FGLRX  working that really did the trick ?











This was a 'top' with is showing live TV playing BBC1 - and it looks great - with the new one it is running at over 60pc and has a tiny glitch every couple of seconds which is really disconcerting.


The xorg.conf that it uses - new one by default had no xorg.conf file, and generating one with X -configure didn't make any difference

root@user-desktop:/mnt/freenas/X11# cat xorg.conf

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "amdcccle-Screen[1]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "amdcccle-Monitor[1]-0"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Configured Video Device"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        Option      "EnableMonitor" "crt1,lvds,tv,tmds1,crt2,tmds2,cv,tmds2i"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[1]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Default Screen"
        Device     "Configured Video Device"
        Monitor    "Configured Monitor"
        DefaultDepth     24
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[1]-0"
        Device     "amdcccle-Device[1]-0"
        Monitor    "amdcccle-Monitor[1]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection



dmesg output

root@user-desktop:/lib/firmware# dmesg | grep dvb -A 3 -B 3
[   18.216289] HDA Intel 0000:01:05.2: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[   18.385167] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input7
[   18.789926] dib0700: loaded with support for 7 different device-types
[   18.790085] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
[   18.790088] firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
[   19.631854] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw'
[   19.844299] dib0700: firmware started successfully.
[   20.348035] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T' in warm state.
[   20.349208] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[   20.349500] DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T)
[   20.470180] DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 3000MC/P)...
[   20.585821] MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1234)
[   21.064292] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[   21.064498] DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T)
[   21.070424] DVB: registering frontend 1 (DiBcom 3000MC/P)...
[   21.075417] MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1213)
[   21.634341] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:04:09.2/usb9/9-1/input/input8
[   21.745049] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
[   21.745052] dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T successfully initialized and connected.
[   21.745338] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700
[   22.341810] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[   23.339154] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
[   24.613466] type=1505 audit(1256374815.492:2): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf" name2="default" pid=4421