Another ati/radeonhd problem?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Apr 1 16:20:24 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> wrote:
> Greetings;
>  One of the applications I've fallen in love with is tvtime which works with my
>  pcHDTV3000 card quite nicely if I'm running the nvidia drivers on an nvidia
>  card.
>  But I couldn't seem to make it work even after I had recovered the files so I
>  had yum install it again, no dice.  Running it from a shell gives this
>  failure message:
>  [root at coyote src]# tvtime
>  Running tvtime 1.0.1.
>  Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
>  Reading configuration from /root/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
>  xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.
>  *** tvtime requires hardware YUY2 overlay support from your video card
>  *** driver.  If you are using an older NVIDIA card (TNT2), then
>  *** this capability is only available with their binary drivers.
>  *** For some ATI cards, this feature may be found in the experimental
>  *** GATOS drivers:
>  *** If unsure, please check with your distribution to see if your
>  *** X driver supports hardware overlay surfaces.
>  Is this hopeless?
>  Is there another tv viewer application that will work with the radeonhd
>  driver?

There is no acceleration or Xv support for r6xx cards yet in either
the radeonhd or radeon drivers.  R5xx cards have 2D acceleration and
Xv support in the radeon driver.


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