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Re: please help - only seeing a blue screen in mythtv and grabdisplay

I have a similar setup working flawlessly. My setup:

Leadtek GeForce4 MX 420
Hercules Fortissimo III
Hauppauge WinTV-radio

Suggestion: make sure you are using the latest NVidia binary drivers for
your video card. I don't think my setup worked with the open source
XFree86 drivers.

Also, what is you TV card?

-Joe C.

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> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 07:55:00 -0800 (PST)
> From: W Jason McMillon <>
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> please help - only seeing a blue screen in mythtv and grabdisplay
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> Hi,
> I am having trouble getting Mythtv to show anything
> but a blue screen in watch tv mode. XawTV works fine
> in overlay mode, but only shows a blue screen in
> grabdisplay mode (I can continue to hear sound for
> each channel as I change them, but that's just the
> loopback cable). jpeg capture works in overlay mode,
> but not in grabdisplay mode. An earlier post from
> Isaac suggested that I should resolve this grabdisplay
> issue first.
> I have a GeForce4 MX440 64MB video card and a
> Guillemot Maxi Sound FORTISSIMO sound card.
> Any ideas how to fix it? I am really looking forward
> to getting mythtv up and running.
> Thanks,
> Jason