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Old 08-17-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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MythTV and fglrx driver


When using the fglrx driver, mythfrontend fails to start. The error is a failed assertion, in xcb_io.c if I remember correctly. From what I've seen, I get the impression this is a common bug. Is a fix available? Would rollback to a previous version of either thing (fglrx or MythTV) help?
 
Old 08-17-2009, 04:03 AM   #2
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Post some versions, and we can guess
Also do a search like 'kernel version fglrx' and see what you find. There is a kernel version problem with fglrx
 
Old 08-17-2009, 06:04 AM   #3
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personally ever since the update to fglrx I havent been able t get it working properly on any debian base system for about 2 months now. of course that for a proprietary video as well. maybe not relevant. but it seemed pertanent.
 
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uname -r: 2.6.27.29-170.2.79.fc10.i686
mythfrontend --version: 0.21-20.fc10

I did a little more digging, and found that lsmod lists the radeon driver as being loaded, rather than fglrx, and fglrxinfo doesn't work (nor does any other fglrx program besides aticonfig). I can't figure out how to change this... it's very odd. I'm on Fedora 10 (actually mythdora 10, but same difference mostly), using the latest fglrx (as far as I know). Can you help?
 
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To get fglrx loaded, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf where it has the likes of this

Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440]"
and change the 'driver' line to say fglrx. You will have a kernel module in /lib/modules and a file like fglrx_drv.so in your ~xorg/modules/drivers directory. This box runs nvidia, as you can see.
 
  


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