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Old 01-02-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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Configuration of xawtv to work with fglrx driver

I have installed the ATI Radeon 3d hardware accelerated fglrx drivers and I find that running XawTV simply blanks out the screen and the monitor loses signal. Before I used the generic vesa mode driver and XawTV did not blank out.

Is there any way to configure XawTV so that it will run properly on X windows without blanking the screen.

I have tried looking at all the options in xawtv man page, but I cannot understand how to get it to work with the fglrx driver.

Here is the graphic driver section in my XF86Config-4 file:
# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
# ### generic DRI settings ###
# === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    #Option                              "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
# === misc DRI settings ===
    Option "mtrr"                       "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
# ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
# === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "0x00000000" 
    Option "MonitorLayout"              "AUTO, AUTO"
    Option "IgnoreEDID"                 "off"
    Option "HSync2"                     "unspecified" 
    Option "VRefresh2"                  "unspecified" 
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0" 
# === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV"                       "yes"     
    Option "TVStandard"                 "NTSC-M"     
    Option "TVHSizeAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "TVVSizeAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "TVHPosAdj"                  "0"     
    Option "TVVPosAdj"                  "0"     
    Option "TVHStartAdj"                "0"     
    Option "TVColorAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x00000000"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
#       will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
# === QBS Management ===
    Option "Stereo"                     "off"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
    Option "FSAAEnable"                 "no"
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "no"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    BusID "PCI:3:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4150
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2005, 09:00 AM   #3
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i have the same problem and i have the same X-settings. an usefull solutions for this problem???
Old 01-28-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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me too. Anyone found a solution?
Old 01-28-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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i have radeon 9500 pro, 2.4.24 kernel, brooktree-based (bttv) card... exact same problem.
Old 06-04-2006, 11:11 AM   #6
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I have radeon X700 AGP and the same problem. previously with the i865 video i wwwas able to run xawtv properly. initially even with x700 it was working ok....... dunno what happened now.
Old 06-10-2006, 07:08 AM   #7
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I have the same problem, the only program that works is tvtime its the only one that doesn't blank the screen, when I start kdetv it blanks the screen and it throws a message up but I can't read it because the screen is blank.
this problem has pissed me off for a long time. I have search hi and lo but can't find a fix, I think its an overlay problem, I wonder if this happens on 32 bit systems as I am running an AMD 64 bit system.
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Problem Solved

I just had the same problem you all had and found a solution:
Just start xawtv like this:
 xawtv -xvport 116 -remote
Perhaps the -xvport number is different for you, I found it with xawtv -hwscan with the name "ATI Radeon Video Overlay"
Hope I could help someone,


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