[mythtv-users] mythfrontend uses 99% of cpu, unusable (SVN 15267, Gentoo)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Jan 2 16:18:45 UTC 2008

Justin wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having a problem where when I run mythfrontend on my laptop it uses around 99% of the cpu, runs so slow it's unusable. The computer is mostly to slow to be usable also at the time. I have to kill it over SSH to return things to normal.
> I'm running SVN revision 15267 on Gentoo Linux 2006.1.
> I recently did an update of most of the packages installed so that maybe what messed it up. I did recompile mythtv to see if it would help but it didn't.
> I also tried running it with -v all and -v most and it appears it's doing everything just fine except for using most of the cpu and making everything unusable.
> It doesn't appear to be hanging. I also tried different themepainters via -O.
> Anyone have any idea what could be the problem or how I might figure it out?
> Justin
What is the video chipset? and the processor.
You do not say whether this box did better previously. If so, you 
probably have missed setting the ./configure switches correctly.
More basically, your video driver may not be set up correctly. A via 
video chipset without openchrome is ssslllloooowww.
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