[mythtv-users] mythfrontend on ASRock NUC

James jam at tigger.ws
Thu Aug 5 22:50:48 UTC 2021

> On 6 Aug 2021, at 6:38 am, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 2:38 AM Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz <mailto:stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>> wrote:
> 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 please wax lyrical

I 've got a gen-10 nuc but I've no idea on how to do VAAPI.


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