[mythtv-users] Geforce cards giving me grief

Dan wolf mboverload at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 22:11:36 UTC 2004

Sounds like you need an AGP card.  Seems your computer isn't using
it's abilities to take load off of your CPU.

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:44:43 -0800, Chris Germano <netslayer at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Here's the deal with two of my geforce cards:
> 1. P4 1.8ghz box with love sources 2.6.7 on it running gentoo. I have Xorg
> 6.7... installed.
> -With my PCI geforce card and hacked 4363 2.6 drivers (official nvidia's
> hacked to work in 2.6) X will start but whenever I watch a recording I get
> mythfrontend 15% X: 20% cpu usage on playback. There is absolutely no
> reasoning for X using that much cpu and it's causing live tv to stutter
> because it doesn't have enough CPU power to record and playback.
> -When I placed my AGP card in here X calmed back down to 2-3% or whatever
> and everything was perfect.
> -I upgraded to the official 6111 nvidia driver through the ebuilds (glx and
> kernel) and X won't start when the PCI card is in there! Here is my Xorg
> output: http://paste.getlinuxhelp.org/376
> 2. AMD Athlon 2400XP+ with a mini shuttle box running gentoo and xorg 6.8
> -Bought a new Geforce 4 4000 card AGP, stuck it in and when it's booting all
> ic through the tv out is black and white text. The screen can't even hold
> the picture signal lock. When the nvidia driver (official one through the
> ebuilds, prob 6111) the picture comes back and is perfect. I'm running
> through the Svideo out and i tried it through composite. This problem is
> only on boot -> X or whenever I switch to a terminal ie ctrl alt F2.. so
> whenever I leave X it screws up!! Ideas?
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