[mythtv-users] Mythdora vs Mythbuntu

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 31 04:13:37 UTC 2008

Brian Phillips wrote:
> I don't know if this question is similar to many "distro wars", so I'll put
> this disclaimer out now that I am not looking to make a decision and want
> input.
> I have installed both systems, and like certain things about both.  I just
> have a few questions about Mythbuntu.  When I run mythfrontend in Mythbuntu,
> my cpu load average is about 3.00, unwatchable.  I noticed about 10% cpu
> utilization from Xorg.
> When I run Mythdora, I get a load average of about 1.00 while watching
> video.  The settings on both systems are the exact same.  Same resolution,
> mpeg2 decoder, same system, etc.  The only difference is the hard drive.
> The Mythdora is a 2.5" 5400 rpm drive, and the mythbuntu is a 3.5" 7200 rpm
> drive.  By that account, the mythbuntu system should be faster.
> My hope is someone has a hint on how to lower that CPU utilization in
> mythbuntu, or someone can confirm my parity between the distros.  I've
> already tried XvMC as an option too.

I'd look at your X setup. What drivers, what versions. Also look at your 
desktop setup.

Almost certainly the difference is your underlying OS, not the Myth 


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