[svlug] ATI 8500DV and GATOS setup

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Fri May 9 00:39:43 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 20:01, Ryan Joseph wrote:
> Hey y'all,
> I recentley got gentoo (1.4rc4, basically barebones - ie: haven't 
> emerged much software yet at all) all up 'n running on my desktop, but 
> one of the most "important" (yes, it's sad, but hey) things is that I 
> get TV tuning up and running.
> I have an ATI 8500DV All-N-Wonder card, and I installed all the correct 
> drivers and kernel modules from gatos.sourceforge.net, and everything 
> started up correctly (ie: upon reboot, X started, etc), but when I try 
> to run xawtv (or, when I try to run anything that uses GLX, basically), 
> my computer completely freezes and requires a hard reboot.

Can you post the output of glxinfo?  What version of XFree86?  Did you
apply any kernel patches (drm) to match the requirements of your
versions of X, kernel, and card?

I'm not sure that's where your problem lies, but that's where I'd start.

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