Another ati/radeonhd problem?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Apr 1 16:21:03 PDT 2008

On Tuesday 01 April 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>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
>Humm, I've just followed a link to an ati driver that supposedly supports
> this card for linux.  Has anyone any brickbats to throw at it other than
> its closed src?  Its about 51 megabytes I've just dl'd.  I'll test it and
> see if I need some rocks to wrap my ransom notes around, later folks.

And this is the flglx I guess, DRI still isn't working, and glxgears slowed 
down 150 fps, and screen scrolls of one line of text are so slow that if it 
was a falling window, I could reach out and catch it.  Absolutely no danger 
of my missing it and my reflexes are, at 73, noticeably slower.  Terrible 

I've found that I had DRM for the old XFree86 drivers enabled in the kernel, 
so I have one building without that option just for grins.  Maybe it was 
getting in the way?  Anyway, this is my wheelborrow full of bricks thrown at 
ATI.  The driver sucks.

Cheers, Gene
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