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

Stefan Davids mythtv at stefan.davids.uk.net
Mon Aug 5 17:51:47 UTC 2019

On 05/08/2019 18:04, 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.

% systemd-analyze blame

That should at least tell you what unit is causing the problem if it's a 
systemd problem.


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