[mythtv-users] Busy CPU

Jon Boehm boehm100 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 23 19:18:16 UTC 2007

Check into your xorg.conf

Do a search for UserEvents


David Rush wrote:
> I've got a machine running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and I've installed 
> the mythtv packages via Synaptic.  A couple minor tweaks were necessary, 
> but now it's running, and I'm picking up a few OTA digital stations (I'm 
> in the US).
> The backend so far looks good.
> But the frontend is pegging the CPU... top is sometimes reporting it 
> using 100% of the cpu.  The video and audio are usable, but occasional 
> and brief video hangs and audio dropouts are experienced.  When I stop 
> the frontend and play a recorded program via mplayer, it plays fine.  
> Watching a high-def recording with mplayer (off NBC station with network 
> programming, should be 1080i I think, and the video quality is great), 
> mplayer's using about 80% of the CPU.
> Shouldn't my video card be doing more of the work?  See specs:
> Intel P4 3.2 GHz (with HT)
> Intel D865GBF motherboard
> pcHDTV HD-3000
> GeForce FX 5200, 256 MB, AGP 8x
> 1 GB RAM
> 300 GB Seagate Barracuda hard drive
> Antec Overture II case
> Samsung LCD display (sadly 1280x1024 max)
> David
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