[vdr] VDR not starting properly with softdevice on boot

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Tue Jan 16 18:34:50 CET 2007

In <45ACF11B.7010600 at kniivila.com>, Kartsa wrote:

> I have Fedora Core 6 and vdr installed using yum. The problem is that it 
> takes all the cpu time after boot and I have to restart vdr to make it 
> run properly. I have vdr-1.4.4 with softdevice-0.3.1 and 
> subtitles-0.4.0. My cpu is PIII 550MHz and I use softdevice with Matrox 
> G400 (and DirectFB). After restarting vdr it works fine but that is not 
> very convenient :) I've tried changing the point when vdr starts by 
> modifying the init scripts chkconfig values.
> After restarting vdr cpu load is about 60%.
> Any hints? I.e. how/when should matroxfb kernel module be loaded? Now I 
> load it in rc.modules.

You could try the xine output plugin with df_xine instead. It's better
at A/V sync than softdevice IME, and you can turn the video on and off
to save power, or to watch something else, eg a DVD, while VDR is still
running in the background for recording etc. Use
http://boxstar.sourceforge.net to tie it all together all under the
control of one remote.

TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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