[mythtv-users] Need (suggestions for) lean mythfrontend

Johan johan.vanderkolk at dommel.be
Sun Jul 6 21:03:42 UTC 2008

I put my hand on a mini PC, installed Ubuntu Hardy on it with Gnome
desktop and mythtv 0.21-fixes. 
Unfortunately it seems a bit underpowered. The system monitor displayed
takes 100% CPU (25% for system monitor and 75% for Xorg). It actuall
runs myth fine, up to the moment an OSD is displayed, then audio starts
to crackle and errors appear in the log. Guess it's running at its max. 

So I need some recommendations to build a lean, custum built kernel and
if possible a minimized version of myth. All I need initially would be
the option to play live TV and recordings/movies. Nice to have: firefox 

The box has 2 videocards, one built-in and one PCI FX5200. Would prefer
the built-in one (so I could remove the FX5200 and add a USB 2.0 PCI
card), but that is again a nice to have. It has only one PCI slot.


below is the output of sysinfo:

System information report, generated by Sysinfo: 7/6/2008 10:10:56 PM

	Running Ubuntu Linux, the Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) release.
	GNOME: 2.22.2 (Ubuntu 2008-06-03)
	Kernel version: 2.6.24-19-generic (#1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008)
	GCC: 4.2.3 (i486-linux-gnu)
	Xorg: unknown (13 June 2008  01:08:21AM) (13 June 2008  01:08:21AM)
	Hostname: johan-desktop
	Uptime: 0 days 3 h 24 min

	CentaurHauls, VIA Nehemiah
	Number of CPUs: 1
	CPU clock currently at 731.000 MHz with 64 KB cache
	Numbering: family(6) model(9) stepping(8)
	Bogomips: 1465.12
	Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr cx8 sep mtrr pge cmov pat mmx fxsr sse up
rng rng_en ace ace_en

	Total memory: 1003 MB
	Total swap: 1608 MB

	SCSI device -  scsi1
		Vendor:  ATA      
		Model:  FUJITSU MHV2040A 

	Host bridge
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia] (rev 05)
		Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia]
	PCI bridge(s)
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia AGP] (prog-if 00
[Normal decode])
	USB controller(s)
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
(prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	ISA bridge
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
		Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686/A PCI to ISA Bridge
	IDE interface
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus
Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
		Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE

	VGA controller
		Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1 (rev 6a) (prog-if 00 [VGA
		Subsystem: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1

	Multimedia controller
		VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
		Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller

	Ethernet controller
		Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
		Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139

	Model name: GeForce FX 5200
	Card Type: PCI 
	Video RAM: 128 MB
	GPU Frequency: 250 MHz
	Driver version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  173.14.05  Mon May 19
00:06:12 PDT 2008

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