[mythtv] ALSA "fixes" actually break stuff in CVS?
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 20:59:04 UTC 2004
I had the same issue when setting up a remote frontend yesterday. I
fixed it by setting the mythfrontend binary suid root. Not the best
solution, but it works for me.
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:22:10 +0000, M. S. <skd5aner at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> I'm not a developer, so it's nearly impossible for me to troubleshoot by
> looking at the source, but I was running a version of CVS in October, and
> last night I updated my CVS and now I'm having massive sound failures that
> cause Myth to be totally unusable.
> First, without changing any of the previous settings, I went to watch Live
> TV and I got a message saying that /dev/mixer wasn't a valid device and
> couln't be accessed. After a little research on the dev mailing list
> archives I see that it said to put "default" as the mixer device. I also
> use software-dmix settings and an .asoundrc file so it uses digital audio.
> Second, and this is the problem that basically makes Myth unusable, is
> that after about 20-30 seconds of watching TV... I get WriteAudio: buffer
> underrrun errors repeatidly until I exit to the main menu. This causes the
> video and audio to go into a slow motion convulsion. I have submitted a bug
> report because it had worked in all previous versions of myth since .15 just
> fine. I also reinstalled ALSA just in case and update from 1.07RC2 to the
> latest release of 1.07 to verify it wasn't something wrong with that.
> Unfortuantly, there is (was) an overwhelming amount of reasons I used CVS
> over .16 (functionality, features, and fixes). I know that a lot of work
> went into supposidly "fixing" ALSA in the current CVS, but I don't really
> think it has fixed much besides breaking Myth. I'm not even sure how to
> troubleshoot or fix this problem at this point. Anyone have any ideas?
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