[mythtv-users] Slow video with KnoppMyth

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Wed Nov 30 15:50:56 EST 2005

Michael Eager wrote:
> I just installed KnoppMyth R5A16 and video display
> is very slow, something like 10 fps, and possibly
> delayed.  CPU usage is very high:  49% mythfrontend,
> 43% mythbackend.
> My system:
>   ASUS A7S8X-MX, AMD XP 1600+
>   HD-3000 using S-video input
>   On-board graphics - Sis Real256E
> I know that the processor is not very fast, but
> it should handle displaying TV without problem.
> Any suggestions about what might be causing the
> slow display and high CPU?

Resolution:  knoppmyth installed the vesa video
driver.  Changing the driver to "sis" instead of
"vesa" in the XF86Config-4 file fixed the problem.
CPU usage is now 17% mythfrontend, 37% mythbackend.

Michael Eager	 eager at eagercon.com
1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-325-8077

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