[mythtv-users] Anybody having trouble with nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver?

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Mon Aug 5 17:47:58 UTC 2019

On 8/5/19 1:04 PM, Mike Perkins wrote:
> I have just successfully upgraded my systems from 29 to 30, going from 
> Debian Stretch to Buster and using the deb-multimedia repo.
> Somebody changed the name of tv_grab_sd_json to tv_grab_zz_sdjson 
> while I wasn't looking, but that was almost the only problem I had 
> with the back end.
> The front end was another matter. My setup is an ION AT510NT-I box, 
> old now but it still does what we need it to. It had a plain Stretch 
> install with lightdm and openbox on top of it, autostarting 
> mythtv-frontend. I replicated this with Buster, but left it with the 
> nouveau driver since that seemed to have improved over recent releases.
> The nouveau driver works - up to a point, until there is a lot of 
> movement on the screen and then it drops frames. There are also 
> firmware files missing. So, go through the nvidia loop with the 
> nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver and everything is smooth... with one 
> important issue: at startup, it take *two minutes* for X to start.
> I haven't been able to find out what is causing the delay. I suspect 
> that it is some obscure systemd timeout, but there is nothing, nada, 
> zilch in the logs.
> I wondered if anyone else had seen this, and if there is a known 
> problem and, hopefully, a solution (that doesn't involve buying a 
> newer box!).

FWIW, I just recently upgraded all of my frontends to the latest CentOS, 
and do not have a lag like this. This includes three ION boxes, with 
which I use the 340xx drivers.

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