[mythtv-users] Re: X runs at 90-95%CPU

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Wed Oct 20 19:11:10 UTC 2004

Ah, the infamous NVidia NForce2 IO-APIC problem.  It's fixed in 2.4.27 
and should be fixed in a recent 2.6 release.  I'm running my mythbackend 
on such a system and it's been rock solid.  Before the patch from Nvidia 
there would be random lock ups caused by high IO activity, such as disk IO.

Jarod Wilson wrote:

> On Wednesday 20 October 2004 10:47, Alan Anderson wrote:
>>So far this has turned out to be bad hardware.  The X running at 90-99% of
>>cpu turned into a random hard system lockups that required a power cycle.
>>I originally built mythtv on a old athalon 1ghz box  that was working but
>>it was just too noisy for the family room.  So I bought a Antec Overture
>>case and a Chaintech 7NIF2 motherboard athlon 3200+ and 512m ddr400 memory
>>as an upgrader box via a mail order hardware supplier.
> What kernel and distro are you running? There are some common nForce2 problems 
> with some kernels relating to APIC... (Haven't followed the rest of the 
> thread).
>>Currently I am waiting on a replacement memory module, I'll test the
>>chaintech MB in another system.  I probably wont be putting it back in the
>>mythtv box.
> That very motherboard works great for a number of folks on the list, myself 
> included. I'm sitting on about 90 days uptime on mine right now, last reboot 
> was for a kernel upgrade.

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