[mythtv-users] Fresh FC1 and Myth 0.16 install
ijr at po.cwru.edu
Mon Sep 20 09:57:43 EDT 2004
On Monday 20 September 2004 09:24 am, Michael J. Lynch wrote:
> 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).
And that is the same error that I've said 3 times now is absolutely harmless.
> 2. Also mentioned in at least one other post, closed captioning has
> transparent instead of black background. Is this configurable somewhere?
> 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?
You're using a more CPU intensive deinterlacing algorithm, and you're
wondering why it uses more CPU?
> 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
> quality (stutter/jitter).
It doesn't really matter either way.
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