Hello Everyone!

I was sent this way by dennis at mythdora.com, he said you guys were the experts when it came to linux video driver so I'm here to seek your assistance!

http://www.mythdora.com/?q=node/3658

You can get most of the info there but after fighting with the ati drivers for a while I have them working but my cpu usage problem has stayed the same. This is a mythtv frontend box running mythdora (fedora+mythtv on one dvd).

the drivers I'm using right now are ATI Catalyst™ 8.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver.

Well I took it off my workbench, hooked it up to the tv and all was going well till I tried to play a video and got terrible lagg again. Just sitting in recorded programs uses ~20% cpu (16% is mythfrontend) then as soon as I open a video X jumps to 86%.

fglrxinfo at xterm
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI RADEON 9600 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7659 Release

glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

rpm -qa | grep fglrx
nothing

remember this was working perfectly on md4, and transfers across the wired network at ~11MB.