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

Justin jd2660 at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 2 23:50:09 UTC 2008

Yes it was working correctly before.
The processer is a Intel Pentium 4 M 3.06 Ghz and the video card is a ATI 
Radeon IGP 330M/344M/340M (As listed in lspci).
I recently have upgraded a bunch of packages including the kernal, beryl to 
compiz. I also installed things like pulseaudio.
It worked just fine after the kernel upgrade and install of compiz. It 
wasn't until around the install of pulseaudio that it stopped worked. I just 
tried removing pulseaudio as my default alsa default but it didn't help.

From: "R. G. Newbury" <newbury at mandamus.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:18 AM
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] mythfrontend uses 99% of cpu, unusable (SVN 
15267, Gentoo)

> 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.
> Need more information...
> Geoff
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