error: no supported video hardware found

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error: no supported video hardware found

Post by meph137 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:30 am

hi all - ive just started with minimyth and have got quite far but have become stuck at the boot splash screen with the error "error: no supported video hardware found". I'm using a config from 0.18 that ive fiddled with to match the statements in 0.20's config, i had a couple of boots where minimyth moaned about an old config and i fixed the reason why. The reason I'm using an old config is because i couldnt find a config in the download directories of the newer builds.

Anyway - I've put my config on http://pastebin.ca/313587 to look at, you may wonder about the MM_X_MODELINE statement - i tried that as a last ditch attempt, before that it was commented out and MM_X_REFRESH and MM_X_RESOLUTION were uncommented.

I'm running minimyth on a VIA EPIA 5000, netbooting using the ram fs option, not nfs.

Hope someone can help out! Thanks in advance.

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Post by Pablo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:38 am

Many things have changed since you last updated.

One of the things that changed is that there is now online documentation, which includes a minimyth.conf description and minimyth.conf example file.

Another thing that has changed is hardware auto-detection was added. However, without knowing certain information about the hardware it cannot work. The VIA EPIA 5000 hardware is not known. Could you provide the output of the following two commands:

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lspci -mn

and

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dmidecode -t baseboard


Since your hardware worked in the past, I suspect that your hardware uses the 'via' driver, which was the default. If this is the case, then you should be able to get past this problem (until the auto-detection is added) by adding the following line to your minimyth.conf file:

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MM_X_DRIVER='via'
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Post by meph137 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:20 am

Sorry, I probably di not make myself clear, I've never used minimyth before, I just took the 0.18 config file from the old downlaods directory as I couldn't find a newer file, I see now that i missed it in the documentation section (even though it was staring me in the face!).

As such I'm not sure that my EPIA 5000 will work, although I've heard of people using minimyth on it so I am assuming it will.

I'll try what you suggest, I'll also download the new config example and use that as opposed to my fiddled config.

Thanks for your help, I'll post my results.

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Post by otwin » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:34 am

I don't think you'll be able to watch video with that board since it does not have the embedded MPEG-2 accelerator that most Epias have and the CPU on itself is not powerfull enough to decode the video streams.

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Post by meph137 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:18 pm

I hadn't noticed that before, well pointed out. I thought all the EPIA's had the MPEG2 acceleration, just had a look at the specs and can't see a mention of it. Never mind, got the board from a friend for free so no worries!

I'll try anyway :P

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Post by meph137 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:45 pm

hey - I've downloaded the new config file and edited to suit my tastes, and also added the MM_X_DRIVER='via' line, now things are working differently but no joy unfortuanatly - now I get all the way through the splash but end up with a black screen with the cursor flashing top left.

I've got the outputs of the commands asked, and have pasted them into pastebin, here are the links:

lspci -mn: http://pastebin.ca/315436
dmicode -t baseboard: http://pastebin.ca/315438
also I've uploaded my minimyth.conf: http://pastebin.ca/315441

Any ideas? From the posts it seems that the EPIA 5000 may not work at all, so if its a fruitless task then just let me know and I'll have to bite the bullet and get another motherboard :(

Thanks for the help so far :)

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Post by Pablo » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:23 pm

meph137 wrote:hey - I've downloaded the new config file and edited to suit my tastes, and also added the MM_X_DRIVER='via' line, now things are working differently but no joy unfortuanatly - now I get all the way through the splash but end up with a black screen with the cursor flashing top left.

I've got the outputs of the commands asked, and have pasted them into pastebin, here are the links:

lspci -mn: http://pastebin.ca/315436
dmicode -t baseboard: http://pastebin.ca/315438
also I've uploaded my minimyth.conf: http://pastebin.ca/315441

Any ideas? From the posts it seems that the EPIA 5000 may not work at all, so if its a fruitless task then just let me know and I'll have to bite the bullet and get another motherboard :(

Thanks for the help so far :)


Based on the lspci output
01:00.0 "0300" "1023" "8500" -r6a "1023" "8500
,
it appears that this motherboard has a Trident graphics chip. The Xorg driver for Trident graphics chips is not included in MiniMyth.
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Post by meph137 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:26 pm

Ok, cheers for that - I am considering buying a new motherboard based on the fact it most likely wont be powerful enough to run myth very well.

I've started a new topic here about getting a new motherboard, if anyone has any views please let me know.

thanks very much for the help on this topic

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