MythTV Reloaded – Day 12

Ok, it seems that every time I take a step forward I also take one back.  So before jumping into setting up the remote I decided to take a quick spin through the desktop and then MythTV to make sure the basics still work.  Now I’m very glad I did that.  I don’t know exactly what’s going on here because I’ve never seen anything like it but I’m getting some major visualization issues in my desktop.  What happens is that I open a window and everything looks fine.  Then if I try to move the window or resize it, the window tilts 45 degrees.  That’s not the best description so try this.  Imagine a vertical bar that makes up one row of pixels.  Then shift that bar of pixels 45 degrees.  The edges of the windows wrap.  So instead of columns of icons like this: ||||| I see “columns” of icons like this: /////  It’s all very messed up.  I wish I had a screen cap of it but I don’t.

To make things even worse, I can get to Mythtv and the issue shows up there as well.  But that’s only the start of the problem there…  If I try to launch a recording, the recording launches but the playback is at about half time and the image is almost like a checkerboard with the “white” squares showing the correct video image and the “black” squares showing orangish/red blocks.  Arg!  I’m about to give up!

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi.  You’re my only hope!