[mythtv-users] Where does the remote lag come from?

Michael Wisniewski wiz561 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 17:06:12 UTC 2007

I kind of see this, but not really.  For me, it's as if the remote
doesn't press the button when I press the button.

I'd also recommend trying to use the keyboard to see if it lags there.
 At least then, you can isolate it if it's a machine/program problem
or remote/lirc problem.


On 9/16/07, Bearcat M. Sandor <HomeTheater at feline-soul.com> wrote:
> Rick,
> I've noticed this myself, though it may be theme related.  I see this problem
> when using the syth-lacquer themes and not when using Blue. The syth lacquer
> theme has a lot more texture and thus the graphics take longer to load.  If
> the program guide has to redraw the whole screen instead of just the program
> guide (which i suspect is the case) then busier themes will take slightly
> longer to load and you may find that you've hit "page down" while waiting for
> it to redraw.
> Try other themes and see if the problem changes in intensity or goes away.
> Bearcat M. Sandor
> On Sunday 16 September 2007 in an email titled "[mythtv-users] Where does the
> remote lag come from?" Rick wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been seeing this since the early days of version 20, I just thought
> >it was something external to myth.  Now I'm not so sure.  What I am
> >seeing is perceptible delays as I move around the recorded shows
> >listings.  Sometimes I hit the remote down arrow once and it delays then
> >acts like I hit it twice.  I also see remote lag when watching a show
> >and using various ff and rew actions.  This happens even when the load
> >is minimal on the box.
> >
> >Things I've done to try to mitigate the symptoms:
> >o   Added more memory to the box.  (No improvements, but no swap too :)
> >o   Upgraded the kernel.  (
> >o   Upgraded lirc (lirc-0.8.2)
> >o   Turned off any unneeded background processes.  (Load average is
> >below 1 most of the time)
> >o   Compiled myth from latest svn with processor optimization on.
> >o   Turned off myth media monitoring.
> >
> >
> >At this point I'm at a loss.  Is there a log or some other debug mode
> >worth activating to help?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Rick
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