[mythtv-users] Gentoo + VIA Binary driver
Paul W. Smith
cvpsmith at ncche.olemiss.edu
Thu Apr 15 10:08:13 EDT 2004
On Wednesday 14 April 2004 5:52 pm, Mikhail D'Vane wrote:
> From: Paul Smith <cvpsmith at ncche.olemiss.edu>
> >Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Gentoo + VIA Binary driver
> >Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:09:30 -0500
> >At 07:29 PM 4/14/2004 +0000, you wrote:
> >>Well, you definitely have a stepping 3, so the EDX fix is required if
> >>you're using software decode. Double-checking that is probably a
> >>good thing to do (you might even want to blow away the work
> >>directory and the .tar from distfiles and start from scratch).
> >Doing this as we speak. I'll let you know how it goes...
> >>I'm running MythTV 0.14-r1 straight from the portage ebuild. I've also
> >>ran 0.13 on this box and had same performance. It also looks
> >>like your Epia setup (kernel version, XFree version) is very close
> >>to the same as mine (and I haven't noticed any significant change
> >>with the different -epia kernels or Xfree-epias).
> >>What process is eating most of your CPU bandwidth? If it's
> >>mythfrontend, the EDX fix is suspect. If it's something else then
> >>I can't help out much - the incorrect MMX detection on the M10K
> >>was the only CPU-hog issue I've had with MythTV.
> >It's the mythfrontend process, so the EDX is suspect.
I finally got the problem fixed! It was definitely the EDX issue, and an edit
and re-merge did the trick. Now I'm getting around 30%-40% CPU usage, and no
Also, I don't have HW decode setup in the settings.pro file. I remember doing
this at one point, but with everything I've done to get MythTV up and running
(including several re-installs) I must have lost it somewhere. I'll enable
HW CLE266 and see if I can get that number down to 20%.
Thanks for the help (especially Mik)!
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