[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

James Fidell james at fidell.co.uk
Wed Sep 26 22:51:57 UTC 2007

osma ahvenlampi wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Greg Estabrooks <greg at phaze.org> wrote:
>>  The BFSQ only gets run inrelation to scheduling or rescheduling and is done
>> by the backend, not the frontend. Not when you move in/out of the recording screen and such. If you are seeing that kind of delay just to navigate the system or start payback of a recording you have something else going on
> That's what they say. My backend/frontend combo does it all the time,
> though. Perhaps it is the menu action, perhaps it's OTA EPG updates
> from the DVB channels -- in any event it's a major drag. I would have
> tried to get to the bottom of it ages ago, but like I said, I get a
> seizure just seeing that stuff scroll by.
>>  And assuming you are not running an ancient version of myth almost all reading from the settings table is also cached by the app so it wont load the same setting from the database several times
> "ancient" in this case would be the svn-from-three-months-ago, ie
> about 10x younger than the latest actual release. Sorry, cheap shot,
> but I couldn't resist.
>>  What are you running on?  Using the QT or OpenGL Painter?\
> Athlon XP 2600, GeForce FX 5200. QT/OpenGL makes no difference to this problem.

Which video driver?  The NVIDIA one makes a huge difference to the speed
of rendering of some of the menus in the default configuration.  The
only way I could make the nv driver perform acceptably was to tinker
with the rendering controls to set everything to its most basic level.


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