This is my first go at this, so go easy on me . I have installed MythButnu AMD64 on myold AMD 64 3200+, 1.5 gig ram box, insatlled my HDHomeRun, and MythuBuntu is working nicely with it, installed my EVGA 7600GS in the box, and installed the NVdia_new drivers at setup and selected 720p component for the TV out settings.
Everything is working fine in most regards....I can watch, record, pause, my guide works, blah blah blah tv. All this was while still connected to my 17 lcd pc monitor for setup. Then a few quirks happened....
On one reboot, after first watching tv on my monitor, my resolution mysteriously flopped to 640 x 480, and the Nvidia proprietary drivers were turned off. I exited to the desktop, turned on the drivers again, and set my resolution through "displays and graphics" to 1280 x 1024 and rebooted. When it came back up, it was at 1600 x 1200 with the drivers on, and I couldn't change it.
Undaunted, I hooked it all up to my lcd tv to see what happens....
If I hook up via component, the color is horrid (extremely bright, and very washed out), but fine via s-video. For the most part it's awesome. However, I can't seem to get any better resolution than 1024 x 768, and I want the 1280 x 720 that my tv can handle. I have played around with the NVidia configuration, but 1024 x 768 is the highest resolution available to me.
What I have now, is odd to me. If I look at settings in the Display and Graphics window, my card drivers are shown as the NV only...not the proprietary ones. However, in the restricted drivers manager, the proprietary drivers show as enabled. In Display and Graphics, the monitor shows as my pc monitor at 1280 x 1024, but in the NVidia Configuration it shows "Screen 0" as my tv at 1024 x 768.
Perhaps I should also add, the box is an old EMachines. It has integrated video, that I am not using. I think I disabled it in the BIOS by disabling UMA for integrated video...but I'm not sure if that actually disabled it. Then again, if it's like most motherboards, inserting the new card into the PCI Express slot would have disabled the onboard video.
Can anyone give me any advice on getting 720p tv out output, and perhaps how I can get my component output to clean up?