[mythtv] Slow keyboard annoyance

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Sun Feb 26 23:14:42 UTC 2006

On Sunday 26 February 2006 17:20, Lorenz Hahn wrote:
> Isaac Richards wrote:
> > On Sunday 26 February 2006 11:30, Lorenz Hahn wrote:
> >>- A "fast" card is a workaround to the "bounce effect"
> >>- The lack of a fast card is not the cause, otherwise the "bounce
> >>  effect" would not be able to disappear.
> >>- The sum of "high load" and something like a race condition causes
> >>  the odd behaviour.
> >>- If a 1,8 GHz CPU has high load because one is navigating through a
> >>  menu. There may be the possibility of a optimization.
> >>- It took 97 seconds and 100% CPU to iterate over 158 Recordings in "All
> >>  Programs". If it's a graphic-card issue, why is the CPU at 100%?
> >>  Shouldn't this be waiting for some DMA or other IO without CPU-usage?
> >
> > Because the X server (not myth) is falling back on completely
> > unaccelerated code to do the drawing.  None of the graphics drawing code
> > is in myth.
> Hi,
> supposing there is no way to keep the X server from falling back to
> unaccelerated code: why are the mythtv menues the only affected ones?
> Even if the drawing code runs incredible long. Why does it affect the
> processing of keystrokes? Let's say it's the X server. Again, I can't
> reproduce this "bounce effect" in any other application.

There's a big difference in the amount of work necessary to draw lines, filled 
rectangles, and some tiny little images with no actual transparency (ie, a 
normal user interface on a computer) vs lots of big images with real 
transparency being blended around (ie, what mythfrontend does).

I think that's fills my quota of support for 8 year old, obsolete hardware on 
the wrong mailing list for the week.


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