[mythtv-users] Slow myth TV user interface on a fast machine

James Fidell james at fidell.co.uk
Thu Sep 27 18:19:35 UTC 2007

Todd wrote:

> The problem I'm having is with performance of this brand new machine
> (both before and after the rebuild).  Despite this being the newest
> and most powerful box in the house, the mythtv menus just seem to
> DRAAAAAAAAG.  Responsiveness is quite frustrating I'm afraid.  I'm
> navigating via keyboard as I haven't sussed out the remote control
> bits just yet.
> Hardware: AMD A64 3500+  socket AM2  Athlon 64 512kb cache 
>           Asus M2N-E motherboard, 1G RAM, 320G SATA HD, xfs for my
>           recordings partition
> Video card: cheapie PCI (gads) nVidia GeForce FX5200 based Conquerer
>         FX5100Plus video card feeding a 19" CRT monitor. 

Second time I've asked this question today :)

Are you using the stock nv video drivers, or the Nvidia closed-source
ones?  I see a massive improvement in responsiveness with the Nvidia
ones presumably because rendering is much faster.


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