[mythtv-users] MythTV and Wayland

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 19:56:01 UTC 2024


On Sun, Mar 24, 2024, 9:16 AM John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just did a quick search on this without finding much.
>
> For years I have been running mythtv master in Fedora KDE X11 with a
> cheapo nvidia GT 710 card, mainly to get an HDMI output, using the
> rpmfusion build of the closed-source 470xx driver.  That driver will
> lose support later this year and its latest version is not yet available
> in rpmfusion.
>
> A few weeks ago after a kde update I started getting usually-brief
> pauses with notifications of graphics resets in Kwin, and the kde-fedora
> list suggested switching to the reverse-engineered nouveau driver, with
> the possibility that this might also work with Wayland, the 'coming thing'.
>
> I now have MythTV master running with nouveau in the Plasma-X11
> environment, although I haven't yet tried using VDPAU acceleration or
> deinterlace;  it works and suits my use case.
>
> But Wayland isn't as good.  mythfrontend says VDPAU isn't available,
> the menu screens show ghosting, the HDMI TV screen needs a new login
> after it times out or is power cycled, and the (deprecated) mythtv-setup
> crashes on exit.
>
> I'm not sure whether these are 'known unknowns' or just unknown.  Are
> they worth an 'issue' ?
>
> John P
>
>
> _____________
>

On my front ends running Wayland I run mythfrontend --platform xcb

Jim A
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