[clug] Radeon 9200 and Xorg suckage
mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Apr 4 16:04:30 GMT 2006
I just picked up a Radeon 9200 PCI card for my MythTV machine, and I am
using Xorg with Drapper Drake (Ubuntu). I've tried both the ati driver
(which loads the radeon driver), and the radeon driver, and they both
consume about 80% of the CPU while the machine is playing back video.
This is a reasonably grunty machine, and I'd really like the CPU back.
Have other people seen problems like this? I can't find any
documentation that suggests that the ATI binary drivers will fix it, but
I am tempted to give it a go. Does anyone know if the binary drivers
work better at video playback?
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