[mythtv-users] mythfrontend on ASRock NUC

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 08:57:38 UTC 2021

On 8/2/21 12:11 AM, James Linder wrote:
>> On 2 Aug 2021, at 9:01 am, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> 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, etc.
>> 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 manjaro is arch but much easier to manage (but to be fair arch is not hard just very . . . fiddly (apologies Jonn) the thesaurous does not do justice https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/fiddly.html. But it is just fiddly.
> James

Manjaro was one of the ones I tried, but it had some non-video related 
problems with NetworkManager not properly allowing the network to come 
up before fstab entries for smb shares were mounted. Also strange 
behavior on deja-dup unmounting smb shares after a successful backup ran.

I never got around to testing video/mythtv on it.

I'm using archinstall which simplifies the install but I have to use 
systemd-networkd instead of NetworkManager.

I guess I should be glad that Arch is fiddly because with the 4th wave 
of the Covid-19 virus hitting us, I'll be looking for more home bound 
project for a while.

Jim A

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