[mythtv] Mythtv recording: machine freezes totally - SOLVED
cafeschintze at gmx.net
Thu Jun 12 15:28:23 EDT 2003
Good news, everybody!
I finally found out the reason for the strange freezes, that occured,
whenever I would record something with mythv. It was a problem with
the IDE controller, as someone earlier suggested. I deactevated DMA
with hdparm and - apart from the fact, that the picture was jumping
due to slow reading - got no freezes any more. I then tried out
several combinations with and without CDRom attached and so on. To
make it short: whenever the Harddisc is attached to the secondary
controller of my K7S5A I get these freezes when DMA is active. No
matter, if it is set to slave or master, single or with other hardware.
Secondary makes my HD feel bad. Why could I then use mythtv before
without crashes? Simple: I bought a new HD and arranged a few things
at about the same time I did a CVS-update. So I thought, the update
was the problem and never thought about the fact that I switched my HD
over to the sec. controller.
So, what do we learn?
1) Mythtv can't freezy your machine! (sorry Isaac ;-))
2) Don't do more than one upgrade at once! One thing after the other!
Does anybody have a clue how to fix the K7S5A issue? Are there any
controller patches or so?
Bow to all the programmers here, and sorry for making the whole
maillinglist go crazy.
Stefan mailto:cafeschintze at gmx.net
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