[mythtv] [OT] MePo at 100% CPU, OpenGL to blame: why?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Apr 2 16:58:16 UTC 2007

On Apr 2, 2007, at 9:53 AM, Bill Cizek wrote:

> On Saturday 31 March 2007 21:56:23 Ronald Pijnacker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In thread http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/ 
>> 255230#255230
>> someone mentioned that if OpenGL is not setup correctly, then some of
>> the themes will run at 100% CPU. Could someone point me in the right
>> direction as to what exactly is not correctly setup?
> Some themes use an animation which causes 100% cpu usage.  MePo is one
> of them.
> To stop the animation, look in the file "themes/MePo-wide/base.xml"  
> and
> remove the line '<alphapulse min="0" max="255" change="1"/>'.  When I
> did this the CPU usage dropped back to normal.
> This thread has more info:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/241418
> HTH,
> Bill

Or better yet, fix it so OpenGL works. ;) There is no answer to what  
is "exactly" wrong. It could be any number of reasons why OpenGL is  
not working on your system. Start with making sure your card supports  
OpenGL in Linux. If you're using an nvidia card, you need to use the  
nvidia binary drivers.

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