[mythtv-users] anyone successfully using an AMD APU as a frontend?

Matt W mwood23 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 21:08:58 UTC 2014

ah ok, yeah a guy I work with has an older AMD APU setup working with Myth
as a frontend and it seems fine.  I'm afraid mine is a bit too
bleeding-edge apparently.  Although I'm definitely ahead of those Kaveri
kids.  get in line! :-)

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Mike Carron <jmcarron at starstream.net>wrote:

>  On 3/17/2014 1:22 PM, Matt W wrote:
> Hi all--until recently I was happily using an Nvidia 8400GS with VDPAU but
> then the mobo died.  Figured it was time for an upgrade after 5 years or
> so.  I thought AMD APU (AMD A6-6420K APU with an HD8470 onboard)  would be
> the new hotness and a great way to go:  nice graphics for HD playback, low
> power usage, good cpu speed!
>  Well of course things didn't work out as smoothly as I'd hoped.  Between
> jumping around with Debian 7.4, and backports, and the drm/nouveau drivers,
> and AMD Catalyst drivers, getting playback without issues does not seem to
> be in my immediate future.  In some cases, I can't even enter the Settings
> menu in mythfrontend (it hangs), let alone playback hw-accelerated video.
>  not sure what that's about
>  If this guide is on the right track...:
> http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=174854   then my guess is what I
> really need is Mesa version 10 (Debian Wheezy has version 8) (?).  Or I
> could just pop the old Nvidia card on the new mobo for a year or so until
> AMD compatibility continues to grow.
>  Any suggestions?  thanks!
> ***
> I have two Zotac AD-03s (AMD Fusion E-350) that I use for FEs. One has
> Mythbuntu 12.04.3 and the other has OpenELEC 4.0 Beta right now. The MCC
> says Mythbuntu is using the proprietary Catalyst drivers but I notice quite
> a bit of jerkiness during rapid motion and even some when there is a
> crawler going across the bottom of the screen. On the other hand, the
> OpenELEC seems to have the video driver problem taken care of, that video
> looks perfect to my eye. Now if only I could say the same thing about the
> remote control...
> mike
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