[PD] [Gnome/Ubuntu] Gem video on external screen

Thomas Mayer thomas at dergrossebruder.org
Thu Oct 23 00:43:49 CEST 2008


Martin . wrote:
> The CPU jumps to 60% when playing video with the external screen on,
> but lays nicely on 8-9% when only playing on the normal screen. I
> guess lots of people are working with similar stuff - are there other
> (more stable/safe/efficient) ways of getting to this? or is the high
> CPU something to expect when using an external screen?

your problem here definitely is that 3D rendering on the GPU is not
working with two screens, therefore all the computation is done by the CPU.

cu Thomas
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