My dad has a 1GHz single core laptop with 1 gig of ram, and a similarly shit graphics card, and he can stream youtube and do other video stuff without any noticeable problems. This allows you to use the real video overlay on the tv without having the slowdown of opengl or texturedvideo, but it also forces your monitor to use x if you want one connected, but for myth-only boxes it works well. The Radeon driver is already pre-installed in Ubuntu. Heres a screenshot of my desktop environment which is extremely stable at the moment. There is a very faint and very occasional tearing still present, though.
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This page was last modified on 28 Octoberat Video playback with the fglrx driver and apparently all other ATI drivers lack Vsync support and thus tearing.
Both the cards get turned on in turn overheating the computer and it also makes lot of noise. Check the version of Ubuntu you have installed: November 6th, 4. It’s a working computer. The catalyst drivers do not support the X, even the catalyst-hdk driver does not support it.
November 1st, 3. I still need to do some fine tuning with overscan and some other odds n’ ends. You should absolutely expect using Linux to breathe vibrant new life into your laptop, not expect failure.
For best performance and ease of use, AMD recommends the following: If you raeeon previously used the non-free nvidia proprietary driver, then radeo need to uninstall it if you wish to use OpenGL accelerated graphics. I am going to try. Install the appropriate linux-headers and fglrx-driver packages: Other than video, it runs fine, and I guess video is the only problem. Sure, you might need to tailor it to your specs, like maybe using Xfce instead of KDE, and not having a ton of startup items, but a basic Linux install bootup will use a few hundred megs of ram and very little CPU power.
I think i’m having a couple of frames per second. Overall there is excellent support for the MythTV.
AMD/ATI Open Source Drivers (amdgpu, radeon, r128, mach64)
It’s not my main one of course, but I still want Arch there Will keep this updated if I encounter any issues but so far things look good.
Installed Ati driver 8. DKMS will build the fglrx module for your system. So I am switching to NVidia Card.
Make sure your OpenGL renderer string does not say “software rasterizer” or “llvmpipe” because that would mean you have no 3D hardware acceleration: Support for older AMD nee ATI graphics hardware is provided by the xserver-xorg-video-ati driver wrapper package, which depends on three linjx driver packages: And Linux runs on all things.
Disabling this feature in the xorg. If the basic TV configuration appears correctly, but the image does not fit exactly on your television set, you may need to adjust the so-called Overscan. Actually the laptop is from Currently I’m using the radeon drivers from the original repository.
ATI Proprietary Driver – MythTV Official Wiki
It contains open source and closed source code. Want to add to the discussion? Check the manpage of the Radeon driver for advanced options. ATI Radeon X in This allows you to use the real video overlay on the tv without having the slowdown of opengl or texturedvideo, but it also forces your monitor to use x if you want one connected, but for myth-only boxes it works well.
ATi are currently releasing a new driver update every month.