[mythtv-users] OT problem with Xorg

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Jun 29 19:02:29 UTC 2008

On Sunday 29 June 2008 12:26:10 Gary Dawes wrote:
> My mythbox which is based on knoppmyth, has recently deveoped a problem
> where once X is loaded Xorg uses as much CPU as it can, frequently 99.9%.
> This is having the result of making the box unusable.
> I have checked though all the log files I can find, restarted the box,
> reinstalled the Nvidia drivers, and searched this mail list, the knoppmyth
> forums and google til my fingers bled, but I cannot find any cause.
> Nothing has changed on the box, unless some driver or library has
> mysteriously corrupted.
> Does anyone have any ideas before I rebuild the damn thing.

Are you using UseEvents True ?

This generally reduces CPU load, but of course the question is if things were 
working initially, what changed?

Did you upgrade your drivers or anything like that.

I have noticed that chronic updaters (and I include myself) seem to get into 
trouble with MythTV a lot. Basically if it's working leave it alone, 
something hard for a lot of us Linux users :-)


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