[mythtv-users] HELP: System crash when trying to watch live or
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Oct 20 00:00:28 EDT 2005
Mr cctsurf wrote:
> Notably it seems that I can record because I can see the show
> previewed in a small window (in my theme, below the listing of
> recorded shows) before attempting to watch it (I haven't been able to
> play recordings using Myth or mplayer, either with transcoding (mpeg4)
> or without - straight .nuv file) When I attempt to play back the
> recording with Myth, I get a lockup, with Mplayer, I get some attempt
> to load codecs, but it exits very quickly. After a mythtv lockup, I
> cannot do anything but
> reset the system, SSHing in doesn't work (in fact, I often have to
> reset twice to get a boot).
> I assume that I could have a problem with my sound (sblive), but I
> have at times disabled it (mythtv asks if I want to proceed without
> sound (I had difficulty initially getting the sound devices to be rw
> for users on reboot), and when I proceed, it crashes the computer in
> the same way that it did with the sound enabled (perhaps this is just
> the fact that myth crashes without sound working).
Myth doesn't necessarily crash without sound, but Myth is very likely to
experience problems (which may even result in crashing) on a system
whose sound is not properly configured. My recommendation is to fix the
sound issue and see if that fixes the playback issue.
> I captured this through a ssh connection:
> 2005-10-19 02:57:50.808 New DB connection, total: 1
> Total desktop width=1280, height=1024, numscreens=1
> 2005-10-19 02:57:50.907 Using screen 0, 1280x1024 at 0,0
> 2005-10-19 02:57:50.923 mythfrontend version: 0.18.1.20050510-1
> 2005-10-19 02:57:50.925 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
> 2005-10-19 02:57:51.517 Switching to square mode (G.A.N.T.)
> mythtv: could not connect to socket
> mythtv: No such file or directory
> lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
> 2005-10-19 02:57:53.049 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
> 2005-10-19 02:58:25.370 New DB connection, total: 2
> 2005-10-19 02:58:25.490 Connecting to backend server: 192.168.1.1:6543
> (try 1 of 5)
> 2005-10-19 02:58:25.505 Using protocol version 15
> 2005-10-19 02:58:25.598 Using protocol version 15
> 2005-10-19 02:58:26.014 Disable DPMS
> 2005-10-19 02:58:26.396 Opening audio device 'default'.
> 2005-10-19 02:58:26.582 Using XV port 53
> 2005-10-19 02:58:27.514 Realtime priority would require SUID as root.
> What is going on at the time of the last line?
Nothing much. That's not an error, just a configuration notice. Don't
worry about it (at least, not at this point).
> I assume that that would point to what is crashing the system.
No. Something else.
> Also I note that I don't think XV works for playback in Mplayer, could
> this be causing the crash.
Xv is working for Myth, so you've probably just chosen another video
output device for MPlayer.
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