[mythtv-users] Low memory optimizations?
mikerice1969 at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 22 17:45:26 UTC 2007
>From: "kanetse at gmail.com" <kane.tse at gmail.com>
>Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:24:03 -0700
>On 3/21/07, Enigma <enigma at thedonnerparty.com> wrote:
> > Greetings.
> > I am a long time Myth user. 2 of my frontends are Xboxes. Since the
> > release of 0.20 they have become extremely slow because of their limited
> > memory (64 MB). Under prior versions they performed passably but now
> > they are swapping heavily when doing anything. Menu changes are slow
> > and playing a recording takes 15-30 seconds to begin and sometimes
> > fails. Is there anything I can do to decrease the memory usage of
> > mythfrontend or X? I saw a thread a little while ago about some themes
> > using more memory than other themes, does anyone have a definitive
> > answer on the theme with the lowest memory usage? I know there are
> > plenty of people using xboxes (or other memory-limited machines) as
> > frontends, please chime in!
>I've also been using MythTV for awhile; but I don't upgrade until
>between TV seasons. So I'm currently stuck on 0.19 until at least
>May. I have 0.19 running on my XBox (Xebian 1.0.3); and it's been
>I was planning on upgrade to 0.20 over the summer, but maybe I should
>hold off on going to 0.20 until the XBox gets replaced... Anyone with
>an XBox on 0.20 want to comment?
I have an Xbox 0.20 front end in the bedroom. I see pretty much what Enigma
describes above 15-30sec to start playing and slow menus. I don't use it
often so it is fine and the price was right. For me the biggest issue is
that my backend and other frontend is Fedora and I am basically not updating
anything in fear of getting out-of-sync with two different distros. I don't
have much knowledge or experience with Debian repositories and updating...
and building from source on an Xbox is ridiculously slow.
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