[mythtv-users] Hard Crash while watching TV/Playback-Only when I push on the keyboard.

Bruce M bruce1271 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 21 05:40:34 UTC 2004


I tried all three mplayer options below and they all
worked fine.  I could jump ahead and back using
mplayer with no crash.  My Videocard appears to be in
order, I watched a 2 hour show on it tonight with no
problems using myth 0.15.1.  So the question still
remains, why is 0.16 causing my entire linux sytem to
lock-up when 0.15.1 works perfectly?

Thanks,
Bruce
--- "Joseph A. Caputo" <jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Monday 20 December 2004 12:58, Bruce M wrote:
> > Ok, Well I think I found the problem. I compiled
> 0.15
> > and everything works perfectly.  So what changed
> in
> > 0.16 that would cause me problems?  Any developers
> > have any ideas?
> 
> Hmmm, which Nvidia drivers are you using?  IIRC,
> 0.16 introduced a new 
> video sync method for playback, based on OpenGL, for
> > 6611 drivers.  
> With the old 4363 driver it used the /dev/nvidia
> method, which no 
> longer works with later drivers.  I'm not saying
> this code is buggy, 
> but it may be exposing some other problem in your
> system.  In the 
> Nvidia/Linux forum, lots of folks have reported
> problems (lock-ups, "X 
> using 90% of CPU", etc) with the Nvidia linux
> drivers, especially when 
> OpenGL is used.
> 
> Also, have you tried testing video playback with
> other programs?  Try 
> the following:
> 
> mplayer -vo xv <file>
> mplayer -vo gl <file>
> mplayer -vo gl2 <file>
> 
> Do any of those cause problems?  If so, suspect your
> video card or 
> driver.  You might also want to physically inspect
> your card.  I have a 
> LeadTek GF4 MX 420, and recently my display starting
> locking up with I 
> start X.  After much Googling, I took a look at the
> card itself and 
> discovered that the chip fan had stopped working &
> that the capacitors 
> were bulging.  I'm in the process of getting the
> card RMA'd.
> 
> -JAC
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