[mythtv-users] gentoo, latest mythtv - mythfrontend has no text

Dale Pontius DEPontius at edgehp.net
Sun Jun 28 02:52:34 UTC 2009

Phil Bridges wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Erik Hovland<erik at hovland.org> wrote:
>>> When you say "latest mythtv" do you mean trunk?  I'm running
>>> 0.21-fixes rev 20500 under Gentoo with pretty close to the most recent
>>> stable Gentoo packages: x11-base/xorg-server-1.5.3-r6,
>>> 2.6.28-gentoo-r5 kernel etc.  I have no such problem.
>> Sorry, late night. But no excuse. I am running the 0.21, r19961 on both frontends. Both have xorg-server 1.5.3-r6 and kernel 2.6.27-gentoo-r8. But one is x86 while the other is amd64 (also the backend).
>>> What upgrades did you recently merge?
>> The xorg-server and the necessary input drivers. But so far reverting to xorg-server 1.3.0 did not yield any good results.
>> I doubt this is mythtv. All of my searches show that the problem lies elsewhere but mythtv exposes it.
>> The symptom to state more clearly is that after mythfrontend launches I see the image caching progress and then the screen only has the theme background. The Xorg log does not have any (EE) entries and running -v most on the frontend does not turn up anything except that the mythweather jobs don't start like they normally would.
> Sounds like a themepainter issue to me.  does mythfrontend -O
> Themepainter=qt show the text?
> Are you running an nvidia card? are you using nv or nvidia drivers?

I'm also having some odd symptoms that show up with mythtv, and they
sound a bit like this.  However in my case, it's clear that it's all
really some sort of OpenGL problem, because glxgears gets about 1.0fps.
 I know glxgears isn't really a benchmark, but it *is* a buglight, and
when hardware rendering becomes slower than software, something is
really wrong.

Only thing is, my problem shows up when booting to 2.6.29 - back to
2.6.28 and all is well.  I haven't gotten around to trying 2.6.30 on
that system, yet.

Dale Pontius
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