[mythtv-users] Re: A7N8X-E Deluxe Stability with HD2000 /
FBUS, FDSR, IRQ Lockup
pc-mythtv05b at crowcastle.net
Tue Nov 29 14:30:01 EST 2005
On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 08:41 -0800, John Freer wrote:
> JF REPLY IN CAPS
Normally caps are used for SHOUTING.
> On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 11:56 -0800, John Freer wrote:
> ON A SIDE NOTE, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE XMVC STUTTER WITH OSD? THE
> BEST SOLUTION I'VE FOUND SO FAR IS TO ENTER THE DATABASE AND MAKE THE
> OSD FIELD NULL. THAT WAY, NO OSD IS USED AND THERE'S NOTHING TO
> STUTTER. I ACHIEVE SIMILAR PERFORMANCE BENEFITS USING XVMC, BUT
> GENERALLY DON'T USE IT BECAUSE OF STABILITY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE
> CORRUPTED STREAMS I'M GETTING BECAUSE OF THE FBUS ERRORS.
I don't have that problem. I'm running with a fairly recent SVN version
of Myth, and I think that problem has been fixed.
> > I'm running FC3 with 2.6.12 / 18.1 mythtv. All dist-upgraded to the
> > latest at-testing.
> I'm running 220.127.116.11 with DVB drivers from CVS. All with the latest
> Gentoo stuff.
> ANY REASON TO BELIEVE I'D GET BETTER RESULTS WITH 2.6.14 THAN 2.6.12?
Not that I know of. I needed a newer kernel to run the CVS DVB drivers
to support the HD-5000.
> Ideally, the cards would have a large enough buffer on them to allow
> bus contention, and the driver would make full use of it. I believe
> that the video4linux driver for the HD-2000 didn't have glitches even
> without the hdparm settings on the PATA drive, so it may be something
> that improved drivers can solve.
> MAYBE, BUT I AM STARTING TO GET THE FEELING THAT THIS MIGHT BE AN
> ASUS / CHIPSET SPECIFIC ISSUE. I BELIEVE THAT SOME OTHERS ARE
> RUNNING SIMILAR CONFIGS WITHOUT THE STABILITY PROBLEMS. AT THIS
> POINT I WOULD GLADLY TRY A DIFFERENT MOBO IF SOMEONE COULD SUGGEST
I expect that a different chipset would correct the issues I'm having
with my SATA drive. If I replace my motherboard, I'll also get a
different CPU, and a faster CPU might help hide the problem. (I would
love to see a site that lists lots of CPUs by performance and heat, so I
can see what would be an improvement over my 2500+ without running
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