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

Nedim Cholich mythtv at cholich.com
Sun Sep 30 12:16:22 UTC 2007

On 30 Sep 2007 01:47:27 -0500, Todd <mythtv at vbref.org> wrote:
> James Fidell <james at fidell.co.uk> writes:
> >
> > No idea what Ubuntu installs by default, I'm afraid.  The latest nvidia
> > drivers are available from their website though and installation is
> > really pretty straightforward.  You may need to tweak a few options in
> > xorg.conf to get it to perform the way you want but unless you're trying
> > to get XvMC working, it's fairly painless.
> Major kudos to James here.   I went to NVidia's site tonight and
> grabbed the geforce fx 5200 drivers,    killed gdm with sudo
> /etc/init.d/gdm stop to get to a shell prompt with X dead,
> apt-get install libc6-dev  to get teh headers the nvidia shell script
> needed for recompiling some kernel goodies,  and it worked fine.
> Of course, I had forgotten Alex's very helpful post to do it a more
> Ubuntu friendly way while I was down in the basement with the myth
> box.
> At any rate,  OMFG what a difference these accellerated drivers made.
> I could not believe it.   The "prescaling images"  stuff when starting
> the front end which used to take about 10 seconds or so dropped to
> under a second, and the menus are zippy zippy zippy.  How did I live
> without these drivers?
> Thanks James and Alex.  Now I've gotta figure out how to undo whatever
> all nvidia's shell script might've done and revisit it a more upgrade
> friendly ubuntu way.  But as a reformed masochist^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
> gentoo user, I'm used to constantly fixing broken stuff at that level.
> Thanks again -- my god what a difference the accelerated nvidia
> drivers made in MythTV usability.

Now turn on OpenGL UI and it's gonna be even better!
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