Author Topic: HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200  (Read 1619 times)

trimble

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HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:32:28 am »
My Geforce 6200 installed properly with the correct nvidia driver after a DVD install. However, after following the configuration of my HVR-1600 capture card from instructions provided here:

http://mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600

I was glad to find my ATSC tuner was now working in mythtv, but at the cost of my nvidia driver. Upon rebooting after the HVR-1600 install, my system would just cycle at the "dcerouter login:" when attempting to load X. This problem was simple enough to solve, as I just logged in and changed the video driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from "nvidia" to "nv" and X started right up.

I'd like to get back to running the nvidia driver, but am not sure how. There's no Restricted Drivers Manager in my Kubuntu System Settings:Advanced and visiting the nvidia drivers site doesn't provide clear enough direction (for me) on what is the proper driver to use for a Geforce 6200. During previous installs on another machine, I've done irreversible damage to my setup after selecting the wrong driver. As my family is beginning to rely on this system, I'd like to avoid repeating that scenario if I can help it!

I'm interested in restoring the proprietary nvidia driver because I'm experiencing stuttering LiveTV playback and have noted 90%+ user cpu utilization (a P4 2.6GHz system with 2GB of RAM) in mpstat when watching TV in mythtv. My newbie reasoning is that this cpu load may be reduced if running the proprietary nvidia driver for the 6200. This reasoning might be totally wrong, as I've read that the proprietary driver mainly delivers 3D and alpha blending, but I figured it was worth a try.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
Mark


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Re: HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 03:51:04 am »
what version of myth are you running and did you make a template for the HVR-1600, i made a template for it but im running into issues ?
For a Current List of Plug and Play Capture Cards/Devices
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Capture_Cards

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Re: HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 04:47:45 am »
169.12 should be the driver that was released with 0710




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Re: HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 12:46:05 pm »
Thank you Tim.

MANDINGO: I'm running the standard LMCE MythTV version which I believe is a patched 0.20. I'm not sure what you mean in this case by template, so I prbably didn't make one. :-) I basically followed the instructions from the MythTV wiki which had me make and install the package, modify the kernel and then download the current cx18 firmware.

Mark