[mythtv-users] VIA EPIA/CLE266 no longer supported? [was: Openchrome XvMC at >80% CPU after upgrade]

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Fri Jan 15 15:58:56 UTC 2010

At 07:09 AM 1/15/2010, you wrote:
>>Last October I tried and failed to get my VIA M10K operating as a 
>>SD Myth client under Fedora 11. I have since upgraded it to Fedora 
>>12 and have successful got it working with XvMC fully functional. 
>>The key issue has been a very finicky xorg.conf which I have listed below.
>>(EE) CHROME(0): [XvMC] ViaXvMCCreateSurface: Too many surfaces !
>There was (and it appears, still is) a problem with the openchrome 
>driver trying to create too many surfaces thereby over-writing the 
>allocated memory space.
>The answer if you are compiling mythtv from fixes or trunk is to 
>reduce the number of surfaces.
>Look for the following line and change:
>mythtv/libs/libmythtv/util-xvmc.h:56: max_num_xvmc_surfaces(16),
>mythtv/libs/libmythtv/util-xvmc.h:56: max_num_xvmc_surfaces(14),
>Another problem with the openchrome driver as it was 2 years ago 
>(when I stopped using a Via motherboard) was that the size of an 
>XvMC frame was limited to a PAL screen. I believe that this limit 
>has since been eradicated.
>Also good news, is that the Intel driver version 2.9.1 now available 
>in Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10, now does XvMC again, not having done 
>so since version 2.5, and does so with full size frames.
>          Tux says: "Be regular. Eat cron flakes."

I just use the ATRPMS rpms. If it would not be too much of a problem, 
could you post a bug for it to be changed. Hopefully Axel will pick 
it up and it will stream to me in an rpm at some point.

-- Mache

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