[mythtv-users] Hard Lock
mythtv at lds.dyndns.org
Thu Jan 22 12:40:04 EST 2004
>merely changing the distribution
> shouldn't fix the problem.
Agreed. After going the gentoo route I decided it was more work than it was
worth. I did get it all working but it took me several days (more like a
week) of compile this and compile that and keep recompiling my kernel to
include new things etc. I finally said to hell with it and wacked the
gentoo install and gave the Knoppix Mythtv distro a try. I'm impressed.
After playing with it a while I think this might be the way to go. After
having done everything manually I now know more or less how everything works
and I can tweak what ever I need to on the knoppix install. If something
fouls up, boot off the Knoppix Myth CD and it less than 20 minutes I have a
full working myth system again. Hard to beat that.
I may go back to the Mandrake setup sometime (different hard drive I didn't
wack yet) and see if I can find a kernel/myth/ivtv combo that works great
but for now I'm very content with the Knoppix setup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "MythTV-at-C4L" <davidc-mythtv at connect4less.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hard Lock
> I'm not sure I agree that Gentoo will really help you with this. If
> it's a kernel/Myth/ivtv issue, merely changing the distribution
> shouldn't fix the problem. Isn't the same kernel no matter who's
> distribution you use?
> I think the thing to do, is to find the right kernel combination and ID
> the holes in ivtv/myth that cause the memory leaks/lockups.
> On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 14:00, Malcolm wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Brieck Jr." <myth at brieck.com>
> > To: <davidc-mythtv at connect4less.com>; "'Discussion about mythtv'"
> > <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > > > I'm using ivtv-0.1.9 + myth-0.13. Running TV-Out on my FX5200 with
> > > > PVR350 doing the encoding (but it wasn't doing anything at the
> > > > The MB is an ABIT BL7 w/Intel 1.9GHz + 512MB ram, Mandrake 9.2 +
> > > > kernel-2.4.22-21mm.1mdk
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > I've been preaching over on the ivtv list that something is amiss with
> > > the Mandrake kernels, however I've never seen anyone report the
> > > who was using an Intel system. My opinion is that there is a patch in
> > > their kernels that is exposing a bug in ivtv or creating a bug in
> > >
> > > How long have you been running Myth and IVTV? I would suggest posting
> > > this also on the ivtv mailing list.
> > I've tried running mythtv (both backend/frontend combos as wells as just
> > front end) on two test boxes at home.
> > Box 1 = PIII 500 256 megs ram
> > Box 2 = Athlon 1G 256 megs ram
> > Both boxes:
> > Mandrake 9.2
> > ivtv 0.1.9
> > mythtv 0.13
> > PVR-250
> > Both boxes would lockup complete rock solid on the default mandrake
> > I downloaded 2.4.24 from kernel.org and compiled my own kernel and was
> > to leave it running over night as apposed to about 2 hours.
> > While a fresh kernel from kernel.org did fix that problem it's not
> > After running for about 12 + hours the box really starts to drag like
> > out of memory and usually the frontend will crash. No more hard locks
> > though. I'm now in the process of giving gentoo a shot to see if that
> > any.
> > I might also mention both boxes where doing software decoding and had
> > CPUs pegged at 100% non stop. I don't think that helps any.
> > Thanks
> > Malcolm
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