[mythtv-users] mythfrontend on ASRock NUC

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 22:38:09 UTC 2021

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 2:38 AM Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>

> 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,
> >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 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.
In the last few days the kernels and mesa software has updated across
Kubuntu, Mint, and PopOS. So now, all work with my ASRock 1165G7 NUC.

Jim A
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