So I upgraded to 8.04 and ran into several issues. The first of which resulted in my screen going black whenever I tried to playback video, whether it was livetv or recorded. The video played, I could tell because I had sound, but I could see nothing. Mythfrontend still responded as I could back out to the normal menu.
Ok, no problem, I'll check my MPEG drivers, make sure they got updated. Tried both Standard and libmpeg2 and same thing occurred with both.
Secondly, I had a problem with a few of the recording settings in the backend - seems they were changed. I changed them back and everything seems to work there. I can tell because the thumbnails in mythtv appear perfect.
So with issue 2 solved, I moved back to tackling issue 1. I thought, well maybe the driver is incompatible with 8.04. I upgraded to the latest catalyst driver (8.6) and now mythfrontend is messed up. I think the image is all there, but the display doesn't seem to line up quite right. Anyway I can resolve with the new drivers?
By the way, fglrxinfo says this:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7659 Release
Thanks in advance!