[mythtv-users] menu speed

Paul Miller paul at pinheiro.dyndns.org
Tue Dec 28 20:43:21 UTC 2004

I turned off the transparencies and changed the draw method from 
Fill to None, and did not notice any difference in response time.

I'm running MythTV on top of KDE while I test it (still in full 
screen mode).  Would this make a difference?  KDE works very well 
on this p2-450.  Nothing in particular is running in the 

What speed computer are you running MythTV on?


On Tuesday 28 December 2004 2:34 pm, nate s wrote:
> Look in the frontend configuration.  Somewhere in there there is
> a setting for "menu drawing method."  Change it to one of the
> lower cpu useage ones.  Trying to do something like
> transparencies on a slow system with no video hardware is not an
> easy thing.
> It's not a general myth problem, my menus are quite responsive.
> -Nate
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:29:36 -0500, Paul Miller
> <paul at pinheiro.dyndns.org> wrote:
> > I just started evaluating MythTV on my old P2-450MHz system,
> > which currently has no video hardware.  Eventually, I hope to
> > use my P3-800MHz with a PVR-500 card.  Anyhow, I noticed right
> > away that the menus are awfully slow.  It takes a couple of
> > seconds to move between different menus or even moving through
> > the program guide. Can this be improved?  I'm using Debian/sid
> > with the Debian MythTV packages, and testing with the local
> > keyboard.  My original TiVo runs on a far less powerful system
> > and has similar, if not better, performance.
> >
> > I would really like to see very snappy and responsive menus. 
> > One of my biggest complaints about digital cable/satelite and
> > TiVo is that the moving through the menus is too slow.  I hate
> > having to wait for the system to respond after I've pressed a
> > key.
> >
> > -Paul
> >
> >
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