[mythtv-users] PIII 450-frontend: too slow?
mythtv-users at ml061.pinguin.uni.cc
Sat Mar 11 00:34:46 UTC 2006
Am Samstag, 11. März 2006 01:13 schrieb Andrew Lynch:
> True, AMICUS is based on Debian core but to be fair it
> is very lightweight
> You might want to give it a try and see for yourself.
How much space do I need? Maybe i create a small partition to try it out.
Sometimes this machine should also be used with OO and Firefox.
> I would. NVidia makes great video chipsets and the
> driver support is excellent in Linux.
It depends on the card. Most cards I have, work great, but I have 2 which
drive me crazy. One problem is the framebuffer with a GeForce FX 5200 with
DVI, while another GeForce FX 5200 works fine.
Does 3D influence the perfomance, when watching with mythtv?
> The harddrive and the IDE chipset have to support DMA
> transfers even on a frontend only machine because the
> video is cached on the harddrive prior to display. If
> DMA is not working it will bog down the system
That's clear, but I didn't notice hd-activity in the front-end machine, when
watching via Ethernet, while I hear a lot of noise of the hds in the
> > Timing buffered disk reads: 36 MB in 3.01
> > seconds = 11.95 MB/sec
> > DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3
> > udma4 udma5
> check with
> $apt-get install hdparm
> $hdparm /dev/hda <- your drive here.
I did the tests above with hdparm.
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