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  1. Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    issue.

    The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    other times (which I presume is normal).

    Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?

    If it helps I think the communication path is

    Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux

    so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)

  2. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 09:02:32 -0700 (PDT), James Harris wrote:

    > Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    > other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    > between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    > long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    > of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    > issue.
    >
    > The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    > normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    > can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    > other times (which I presume is normal).
    >
    > Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >
    > If it helps I think the communication path is
    >
    > Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >
    > so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    > QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)


    Consider yourself lucky.
    Most people can't even get MythTV running and give up.

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  3. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    On Apr 1, 12:02 pm, James Harris
    wrote:
    > Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    > other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    > between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    > long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    > of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    > issue.
    >
    > The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    > normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    > can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    > other times (which I presume is normal).
    >
    > Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >
    > If it helps I think the communication path is
    >
    > Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >
    > so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    > QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)


    Ever considered using Mythbuntu? It's a lot easier to install
    Mythbuntu than install K/X/Ubuntu and then install MythTV.......and
    not as time-consuming.

  4. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    Darth Chaos writes:

    > On Apr 1, 12:02 pm, James Harris
    > wrote:
    >> Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    >> other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    >> between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    >> long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    >> of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    >> issue.
    >>
    >> The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    >> normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    >> can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    >> other times (which I presume is normal).
    >>
    >> Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >>
    >> If it helps I think the communication path is
    >>
    >> Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >>
    >> so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    >> QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)

    >
    > Ever considered using Mythbuntu? It's a lot easier to install
    > Mythbuntu than install K/X/Ubuntu and then install MythTV.......and
    > not as time-consuming.


    Only in COLA would someone suggest an entire specialist distro for a
    utility like MythTV. How about getting the damn thing working on the
    mainstream distros first eh so people can try it before committing to a
    dedicated box? Sheesh. Always an excuse for half assed apps.

    --
    "Yes, I am a nymshifting troll. I used to be called Rafael, but since the operation I prefer to be called Robin T Cox."
    High Plains Shifter, COLA.

  5. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)


    "James Harris" wrote in message
    news:bc8e69dd-ec2c-4e45-849d-2e595c83a096@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    > other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    > between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    > long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    > of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    > issue.
    >
    > The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    > normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    > can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    > other times (which I presume is normal).
    >
    > Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >
    > If it helps I think the communication path is
    >
    > Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >
    > so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    > QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)



    Have you tried it with NepaLinux?

    If that doesn't work download and try Dzongkha linux.

    Lots of peole have had good results with Pingo linux.

    Personally I feel that Condorux linux is better than Pingo linux but that's
    just me.

    My grandmother runs mythtv on VectorLinux and swears by it.

    My grandfather initially insisted on Murix linux but eventually gave in to
    grandma.

    I thought that running mythtv on Kalango linux was the best choice for my
    grandparents but their modem wasn't supported.

    There's a buzz out in town about MoLinux being better than Clonezilla linux
    but that might just turn out to by hype.




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  6. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    "Ezekiel" schreef in bericht
    news:47f2714b$0$26087$88260bb3@free.teranews.com.. .
    >
    > "James Harris" wrote in message
    > news:bc8e69dd-ec2c-4e45-849d-2e595c83a096@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    >> Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    >> other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    >> between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    >> long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    >> of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    >> issue.
    >>
    >> The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    >> normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    >> can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    >> other times (which I presume is normal).
    >>
    >> Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >>
    >> If it helps I think the communication path is
    >>
    >> Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >>
    >> so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    >> QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)

    >
    >
    > Have you tried it with NepaLinux?
    >
    > If that doesn't work download and try Dzongkha linux.
    >
    > Lots of peole have had good results with Pingo linux.
    >
    > Personally I feel that Condorux linux is better than Pingo linux but
    > that's just me.
    >
    > My grandmother runs mythtv on VectorLinux and swears by it.
    >
    > My grandfather initially insisted on Murix linux but eventually gave in to
    > grandma.
    >
    > I thought that running mythtv on Kalango linux was the best choice for my
    > grandparents but their modem wasn't supported.
    >
    > There's a buzz out in town about MoLinux being better than Clonezilla
    > linux but that might just turn out to by hype.


    ROFL









































  7. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 14:19:47 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > "James Harris" wrote in message
    > news:bc8e69dd-ec2c-4e45-849d-2e595c83a096@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    >> Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    >> other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    >> between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    >> long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    >> of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    >> issue.
    >>
    >> The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    >> normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    >> can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    >> other times (which I presume is normal).
    >>
    >> Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >>
    >> If it helps I think the communication path is
    >>
    >> Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux
    >>
    >> so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    >> QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)

    >
    >
    > Have you tried it with NepaLinux?
    >
    > If that doesn't work download and try Dzongkha linux.
    >
    > Lots of peole have had good results with Pingo linux.
    >
    > Personally I feel that Condorux linux is better than Pingo linux but that's
    > just me.
    >
    > My grandmother runs mythtv on VectorLinux and swears by it.
    >
    > My grandfather initially insisted on Murix linux but eventually gave in to
    > grandma.
    >
    > I thought that running mythtv on Kalango linux was the best choice for my
    > grandparents but their modem wasn't supported.
    >
    > There's a buzz out in town about MoLinux being better than Clonezilla linux
    > but that might just turn out to by hype.


    Hysterical!!!!!!

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  8. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    On 2008-04-01, Hadron wrote:
    > Darth Chaos writes:
    >
    >> On Apr 1, 12:02 pm, James Harris
    >> wrote:
    >>> Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    >>> other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    >>> between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    >>> long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    >>> of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    >>> issue.
    >>>
    >>> The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    >>> normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    >>> can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    >>> other times (which I presume is normal).


    Without knowing what is slow, exactly it's hard to say.

    >>>
    >>> Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?
    >>>
    >>> If it helps I think the communication path is
    >>>
    >>> Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux


    Don't forget the database. There is a database embedded in there.

    There is also the network to consider if you've got remote FE's.

    >>>
    >>> so guess the delays could be in any one of these components. (I think
    >>> QT is the window painter but may be wrong.)

    >>
    >> Ever considered using Mythbuntu? It's a lot easier to install
    >> Mythbuntu than install K/X/Ubuntu and then install MythTV.......and
    >> not as time-consuming.

    >
    > Only in COLA would someone suggest an entire specialist distro for a
    > utility like MythTV. How about getting the damn thing working on the
    > mainstream distros first eh so people can try it before committing to a
    > dedicated box? Sheesh. Always an excuse for half assed apps.


    If you've ever used a genuine console PVR, the minor annoyances
    with MythTV don't seem so big. Now if you have actual experience
    with some competitive media center solution in similar circumstances
    then I am all ears. Otherwise, you're probably just blind, deaf and
    dumb.

    Now since MythTV is intended to be used in an embedded fashion
    then what point really is there to mutilating a "standard distro"?
    It is infact the classic example of something for which there should
    be a speciality distribution for.

    Hell, even MS took this approach.

    ...although MythBuntu isn't really distinct from Ubuntu to begin
    with. It's just like any other variant of Ubuntu. It's just a different
    set of packages.

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  9. Re: Variable menu navigation speed (Mythtv on Ubuntu)

    On 2 Apr, 22:15, JEDIDIAH wrote:
    ....
    > >>> Sometimes navigating the menus on Mythtv is fast and quite usable. At
    > >>> other times there is about an exasperating second or so of delay
    > >>> between each move of the menu selector. I've put up with this for a
    > >>> long time but noticed today that with two Mythtv front ends open one
    > >>> of them was fast and the other slow. So it is not a general machine
    > >>> issue.

    >
    > >>> The problem also comes and goes within a single frontend over time. (I
    > >>> normally only have one open.) In other words a given Mythtv frontend
    > >>> can work painfully slowly for a period of time and yet work quickly at
    > >>> other times (which I presume is normal).

    >
    > Without knowing what is slow, exactly it's hard to say.


    Moving the menu selector (i.e. the menu cursor) from one option to
    another. (I did say.)


    > >>> Anyone else have this problem or know whether there is a fix for this?

    >
    > >>> If it helps I think the communication path is

    >
    > >>> Mythtv -> QT -> X -> Linux

    >
    > Don't forget the database. There is a database embedded in there.


    I don't think the database is involved for most of these menu options.
    All that's moving is the highlight.


    > There is also the network to consider if you've got remote FE's.


    No, no network. FE and BE are on the same box.


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