[mythtv-users] Poll: Anyone NOT experiencing >10% cpu in the menu on 0.22 ?

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Wed Nov 18 23:22:28 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 21:28:04 jansenj wrote:
> Sorry for the branch from my original thread: Mythfrontend idle cpu
> consumption help.  I thought I'd try to get the attention of those that may
> have efficiently working machines...if they're out there.
> There seems to be people in the original thread that seem to think the issue
> I'm having IS happening to EVERYONE, and that this is by design. I see 14%
> utilization from mythfrontend when it just sits idle on a menu screen while
> the cpu is clocked at 1Ghz.  With 0.21, I'm pretty sure it hovered between
> 0-2% utilization (what I'm calling normal).
> So, as the Subject says, this a quick poll for those of you who have 0.22
> installed.  (I'm especially interested in those that are ubuntu based).
> Who has a "normal" working 0.22 install and only sees 0-2% CPU utilization
> when sitting idle on mythfrontend menu screens.  If this describes the
> behavior of your install, could you help me out in giving a short
> description of your system.
Mythbuntu 9.10, Intel Atom 1.6GHz, NVIDIA Ion, using VDPAU and OpenGL painter with the mythbuntu theme. CPU usage for mythfrontend jumps around but averages about 6%. This is in line with my previous system, also Atom based but with Intel video, running 0.21, which used a similar amount of CPU. So I'd say mine's "normal".

I have occasionally had it where I select a video to play, and get a 'Please Wait' screen, followed by a frontend hang. Mythfrontend is using 25% CPU when that happens. Don't know if it's related to your issue but thought I'd mention it.


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