[mythtv-users] remote front end locks up playing live
David W Davis
davidw.davis at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 23:42:50 UTC 2005
On 9/19/05, Michael J. Lynch <mlynch at gcom.com> wrote:
> Nick wrote:
> > On 19/09/05, David W Davis <davidw.davis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>I just finished a fresh fc4 install utilizing Jarod's guide. I have a
> >>master backend/frontend that can record, watch live tv and play
> >>recordings with no problem. My remote frontend locks up on a black
> >>screen when attempting to watch live tv or recordings. If I go to the
> >>recordings menu, I can still see the previews playing but as soon as I
> >>select one the screen goes black and the machine locks up. Both
> >>machines are fairly similar. They have AMD processors, the remote
> >>frontend has an XP 2700+ and the backend a sempron 2500+. Both have
> >>Nvidia cards, the frontend a Ti4200, the backend an older Nvidia card
> >>(TNT2 maybe?). The frontend has an Nforce2 chipset and the backend a
> >>Via chipset. Where should I look to find out what is causing this?
> >>Any help/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
> > Look in the remote frontend's mythfrontend logfile. It could well be a
> > video driver issue. Does mplayer/xine work normally?
> Try running mythfrontend from a console window, try your failing
> playback then exit. See if you have and "BadAlloc" messages from
> X in the console window you ran mythfrontend in. If so, you probably
> have an X video driver problem.
> Michael J. Lynch
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Where is the mythfrontend logfile located? The only thing I see is
the mythbackend and mythfilldatabase log. I tried launching it from
command line but it would lock up the whole system.
Actually, I just tried it again to see what info I could glean from it
and it appears to be working flawlessly now. Don't know what the heck
the problem was, but as long as it works that's all that matters.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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