[mythtv-users] Fresh FC1 and Myth 0.16 install
Michael J. Lynch
mlynch at gcom.com
Mon Sep 20 09:24:40 EDT 2004
Last weekend I replaced my KnoppMyth install with a fresh install of FC1
(using Jarod's FC1 guide) and Myth 0.16. I didn't want to use FC2
because of problems with Xorg's drivers for my video card that don't
exist with XFREE86 and I didn't want to go down the road of trying to
get XFREE running on FC2. The following are my observations along with
a couple of questions.
1. Error occuring when creating database. This is the same error
that a few other posts have mentioned. It does not appear to affect
anything and the database seems to work OK (at least for me).
2. Also mentioned in at least one other post, closed captioning has
transparent instead of black background. Is this configurable somewhere?
3. The sources.list file after "apt-get dist-upgrade" is
significantly different than it was not too long ago. Can not do
"apt-get install gnome-alsamixer" unless freshrpms are added. Are there
any plans to correct this?
4. With 0.15, playback of recorded shows, my CPU idle time was
~%60. With 0.16, CPU idle time is ~%30 during playback. I did select
kernel deint in mythtvsetup, could this account for the large difference
or is this more likely a linux distro difference?
5. I ran mythfrontend from a terminal window and noticed a message
about a call to "pthread_setpriority" failing because mythfrontend was
not being run as "suid". I changed permissions on mythfrontend to suid
and the message went away. Could this account for the CPU idle time
difference above? Should the front end be run suid or not? Leaving it
non-suid didn't seem to make anything bad happen, although it may be
hard to tell because apparently the only thing it affects is playback
Michael J. Lynch
What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about -- author unknown
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