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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: Today at 01:36:22 pm »
Hi posde,

vdpau with no interlacing, xine-player = 80% CPU via top

xv with no interlacing, xine-player = 20% CPU via top

opengl with no interlacing, xine-player = 40% CPU via top

System was rebooted after each change.

Mobo = ECS GF8200A Black Series, 2 Gig RAM, AMD 5200+ x2

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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: Today at 01:13:53 am »
Hi,

Unfortunately, my ION is running at 80% with xine-player (see earlier reply) which is why I am "what the heck" because I can't see why I would have an issue with the Core/Hybrid in the first place because it has the "POWER" (desktop unit, faster CPU, etc., etc.).

I'm also at a loss why the ION and DE7000 can setup 9000 mtu speeds and the Core/Hybrid (both ethX) craps out above 7000 MTU.  I tried 8000 as the next setting but it was a no go.  (Does this have something to do with having to swap network interfaces?.)

So my next head scratcher was what happens with iperf and transmission speeds over the network @ various MTU setttings using a test VOB (the same VOB, over and over and over and over) from my NAS to the Core/Hybrid, Acer 330 ION and DE7000!

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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 23, 2014, 04:52:10 pm »
Hi,

I guess that would mean change out the video card on my Core/Hybrid, scrap and replace my ACER 330 ION and my AOpen DE7000.

It doesn't matter how deep my pockets are, when I get to the bottom there's still no money.

* heavy hmm *

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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:19:11 pm »
OK,

So take vdpau out of webadmin settings.  Leave GeForce as video card?

What would recommend for acceleration?  Stick with xv?  Interlacing?

Thanks.

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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 22, 2014, 03:46:33 pm »
Hi,

I've been testing this on my Core and it has an onboard Nvidia GeForce 8200 with a Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT PCI Express.

I'm not using SLI because I don't have enough memory on board (need at least 2Gig).

The main adapter is the 8500 GT.

The MD is an Acer 330 ION 9rev b1)

I haven't looked at the second MD performance yet but if I remember correctly it's a Nvidia 9500 card.

Cheers

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Installation issues / Re: xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:20:00 pm »
Hi,

Found this post...

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13332.0

...have changed Shared Memory Size on Core/Hybrid mobo from 256 to 512.

No luck.

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Installation issues / xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:57:58 pm »
Hi,

I've been doing some tests, (before I try jumbo frames), and I've notice that while playing a DVD (VOB) from my NAS to my Core/Hybrid, or to a MD, xine has been running at 79-80% CPU.

This is with both hardware acceleration & De-interlace quality set to vdpau with video card defaulted to GeForce.

Picture looks great but it seems strange that CPU % is so high.

I've tried stuff but with little success at reducing CPU %  (which I didn't think would be that high in the first place).

Am I'm wrong thinking this is an issue?

Cheers

p.s. 12.04

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Installation issues / Re: Gigabit ethernet card runs @ 100
« on: April 19, 2014, 06:41:40 pm »
Hi posde,

I moved the MD into the switching hub area and hooked it up using a 6 foot Cat5 cable and voila - 1000Mbps.

So I need a new cable I guess.

Thanks.

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Installation issues / Re: Gigabit ethernet card runs @ 100
« on: April 19, 2014, 02:53:13 pm »
Hi,

I checked my Core ethernet card connecting @ 1000

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
       Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
       Kernel driver in use: r8169
       Kernel modules: r8169

I checked my MD

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
       Subsystem: AOPEN Inc. Device 0706
       Kernel driver in use: r8169
       Kernel modules: r8169

So I don't think it would have anything to do with the r8169 driver.

On my Core I used ethtool eth0

Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
Supported link modes:    10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                         100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                         1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: No
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes:    10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                         100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                         1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Link partner advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                                                         1000base T/Half 1000baseT/Full
Link partner advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Link partner advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: 1000Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Port: MII
PHYAD: 0
Transceiver: internal
Auto-negotiation: on
Supports Wake-on: pumbg
Wake-on: g
Current message level:  0x00000033 (51)
         drv probe ifdown ifup
Link detected: yes


So on my MD

Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
Supported link modes:    10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                         100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                         1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: No
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes:    10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                         100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                         1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Link partner advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Link partner advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
Link partner advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: 100Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Port: MII
PHYAD: 0
Transceiver: internal
Auto-negotiation: on
Supports Wake-on: pumbg
Wake-on: g
Current message level:  0x00000033 (51)
         drv probe ifdown ifup
Link detected: yes

My MD is connected @ 100Mb/s and the link partner isn't showing 1000baseT as an option.

To see if the MD would connect at 1000Mb/s I tried...

ethtool -s eth0 speed 1000 duplex full autoneg on

The ethernet link to the MD drops (no lights or activity at each end).

I pulled out the ethernet cable on the MD and also powered it off.  Reconnect and power up and it comes up @100Mb/s with terminal message Write failed: Broken pipe.

The spec's for the AOpen DE7000 says 10,100,1000.

Any ideas?

Cheers.


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Hi tompin2,

I went a head and installed the current nvidia driver on my Core, it had a GeForce 8500 GT card.

I could use the current driver because my card was supported.  Older hardware needs different versions.

apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current && nvidia -xconfig

When I built my MD's (both could run the current driver) they came up with the nvidia driver.  Whether this happened because I installed the nvidia driver on the Core before creating the MD's, or, the MD get created with the nvidia drivers.

I'm not sure.

MD's use a different process when generated and can even have different kernels.

Cheers.

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Installation issues / Gigabit ethernet card runs @ 100 - Resolved
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:24:58 pm »
Hi,

Before I get too stupid and spend hours/hours looking into things... would a 1 Gigabit card running r8169 driver get stuck @ 100 speed?

Everything works fine except the speed.

I want to set up jumbo frames on my LMCE network because my MD's are not the fastest CPU's.

I was hoping to increase the frame size, reduce my CPU processing and improve my data transmission speeds.

I have one device in the network which is connecting @ 100Mbps @ the switching hub but "spec-wise" has a gigabyte card.

Other devices are 1Gig at the hub.

Cheers

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Hi phenigma,

Well...       http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13655.0

From my earlier statement in this post.

Quote
I run LMCE on a dedicated network without username/password access.

....basically don't be lazy and not use username/password credentials on 12.04 NAS drives.

The errors in topic=13655.0 helped a bit.

But why symbolic link errors? - that throws you way off.  At least it did me.

I feel kinda silly being lazy with an unsecured NAS but I at least learned something - I hope.

Thank you very much for your time (that I wasted).

Cheers

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Installation issues / Re: NAS CIFS errors on April 13 28939 snap
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:52:00 pm »
Hi Michaeltree,

FYI my smb.conf is exactly the same in 12.04 as it was in 10.04.

security = user   was already set.

My NAS was open (I'm a bad boy) but it was on an internal network where only LMCE devices could access it.

I played around but I could not get 12.04 to connect.

So to fix it I started from scratch, reloading the Core/Hybrid (because of so many things) and then added a username/password to the NAS.

In my smb.conf I had to add     client lanman auth = yes.

My Core/Hybrid upon NAS discovery asked for NAS credentials and everyone is happy.

I guess we can't be lazy anymore and leave storage devices unsecured.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers.

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Installation issues / Re: Snap April 13 28939 ehci_hcd errors
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:26:56 pm »
Hi,

I reloaded from scratch and no more error messages.

I went into KDE Desktop and put a USB stick into a port and received...

An error occurred while accessing 'USBNAME', the system responded:
An unexpected error has occurred. : Not Authorized

I have not seen any error messages on the terminal.

I will play with this when I get spare time to see if it can be reproduced and to find out why I'm not authorized.

Cheers

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Installation issues / Re: Snap April 13 28939 ehci_hcd errors
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:14:07 pm »
Hi,

I ended up adding...

dmesg -n 1

to /etc/rc.local

This stopped the intermittent terminal messages but it also stops any kernel generated error messages.

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