I'm setting up a mythtv box and I recently had the opportunity to update
my motherboard. I had been using a board with added nvidia 9x00
graphics card and it was working well except that the fan on the
graphics card was noisy.
I did some research with regards to a new card to get, keen to get a
card with reasonable on board graphics that would handle big lcd
displays and also with hdmi and digital/coax outputs.
In the end I had the choise of two boards. One with an intel graphics
chipset (x4500) and one with an nivida chipset (7100) and given to
ongoing conversation on this list about using vendors that support open
source drivers I decided to go with the intel board. (I'd done some
other research that suggested that the graphics device was supported
including Intels website and fedora documentation (clearly not the right
You can imagine my disappointment when I couldn't even get X running on
the new board with the intel drivers (I've tried 'i810' and 'intel',
that later of which seems to be much more likely to actually work.)
So, I've got two choices.
1. Give up and put the nvidia graphics card on the board. This has a
number of downfalls. It brings the noisy fan back into play. It also
sees me without hdmi. But, the nvidia driver works well with this card,
so at least I get decent graphics.
2. Find out what's up with the 'intel' card and get it working. Sadly,
I'm not skilled in these areas (even though I've been testing fedora
since fc1) and need help.
I've asked twice (once on f-d-l and once on f-t-l) and both times my
emails have been ignored.
I've also posted a detailed bug on bugzilla (see:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487619) but haven't had any
I won't attach any log files or other info as it's all in the bug report
and it would just be excess traffic on the list.
Can someone help?
"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
It's much better on my side"