[mythtv-users] mythfrontend on ASRock NUC

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Aug 2 06:38:30 UTC 2021

On Sun, 1 Aug 2021 21:01:57 -0400, you wrote:

>I've been trying to get mythfrontend  to work properly without a ton of
>video tearing and shearing on my new ASRock NUC 1165G7. It's an 11th Gen
>Core i7 mobile part,
>I've tried Linux Mint 20.2, Ubuntu 21.04, PopOS and all have video problems
>and all use the Ubuntu kernel 5.11, and Xorg server.
>I was having no luck getting help with this new hardware.
>It turns out that Kodi has the same issue using the mythtv addon. I was
>thinking it had to be related to older kernels or mesa drivers. I'm out of
>my element here.
>Today I installed Archlinux/XFCE4 with kernel 5.13.7 and mythfrontend
>v31.0-162 and everything is working fine as you'd expect for this much
>hardware performance.  I'm using OpenGL High Quality with 4 CPUs in all
>this testing. Vaapi was a non-starter.
>I don't know what made this work. Was it the newer kernel, newer Xserver,
>Archlinux is a lot of work to install and keep working so I'd like to move
>back to *buntu based frontend, but not sure when this will work.
>Any ideas?
>JIm A

Using OpenGL should work on any distro with a modern enough CPU.
Getting VAAPI working might require a late enough kernel to have the
latest Intel video drivers suitable for the NUC.

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