Getting the tv out on an ATI Radeon 7000 card working seems to be a little harder than enabling other features on ubuntu. Plugging the output of the svideo cable from the card to the tv gives console output fine on the tv. Starting X/gdm and the screen looks like crap... flickering all over the place and garbage.
Followed the suggestion at ubuntuforums
and I can get an unaccelerated X display on screen. Need to try out vidix
and see if I can get performance acceptable for mythtv playback.
Ubuntu kicks arse again! Hauppauge Nova-T DVB card works OUT OF THE BOX*
Of course you need all the other DVB crap such as dvb-utils and dvbstream:sudo apt-get install dvb-utils dvbstream
*when I say out of the box, what I mean is 'relative to other distros' - the procedure to get the firmware for the tda1004x chip is:wget http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/Kernel-2.6.10/dvb/get_dvb_firmware chmod +x ./get_dvb_firmware ./get_dvb_firmware tda10046 sudo cp ./dvb-fe-tda10046.fw /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
Some helpful links for setting up this stuff:http://www.parker1.co.uk/mythtv.phphttp://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-22359.htmlhttp://www.ethics-gradient.net/myth/mythdvb2.html
Trouble I have now is tuning to a channel using dvbstream takes ~20 seconds.