[mythtv-users] Which nVidia card?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 07:58:45 UTC 2012
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Robert M. Riches Jr.
<rm.riches at jacob21819.net> wrote:
> On 3/8/12 8:41, John <nospam at netrom.com> wrote:
>> I added an Asus gt430 to my working BE/FE system after following this
>> discussion for a bit and it's a real nightmare. Should have just
>> stayed with the Intel Sandy bridge video. Still can't get compiz to
>> work properly in 3d accelerated mode because it keeps segfaulting but
>> my biggest issue is Mythfrontend menus take 5-10 seconds to move a
>> single line.
>> Interesting enough if I run FE in a window with geometry of 660x360
>> the menus "only" lag a second or two per line. I also tried forcing
>> the painter to use qt but no difference.
>> Any ideas what I may have set/done wrong?
>> Went back to the Intel Video and things are working perfectly again. I
>> could see nothing in the logs to explain the menu slow downs. Welcome
>> any feedback or things to check.
> I can't say what was wrong with your system, but I have
> an Asus GT430 working pretty well. I'm using Mageia 1
> with the Nouveau driver and plain-old X (no Gnome, KDE,
> or compviz). The driver doesn't do acceleration, so
> the software does use a lot of CPU (mythfrontend and X
> combined use 1.0-1.15 threads of a W3680). There is
> some tearing of the image, but it drives a 1920x1200
> monitor with no detectable lag or slowness.
good god have you tried the proprietary driver and VDPAU?
your tearing and cpu usage will disappear and your picture quality
will almost certainly go up.
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