[mythtv-users] Video dies every few hours
tim.brailsford at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Apr 7 20:27:09 UTC 2006
> Tim Brailsford wrote:
> > I am new to MythTV, and have a weird problem that has beaten me so
> > I am using MythTV 0.19 on Ubuntu 5.10 with a Hauppauge PVR-150 - set up
> > using Daniel Hyams superb instructions
> > (hyams.webhop.net/mythtv/myth_ubuntu.html). Initially everything works
> > just fine, but after I leave the backend running for about 4-6 hours
> > video dies. All I get if I try to watch live TV is a black screen, and
> > any scheduled recordings lock up the card for the duration of the
> > recording but end up by just generating a few seconds of the black
> > screen. When this happens if I try to use Mplayer to watch the video
> > device I get the message:
> > Playing /dev/video0.
> > Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)
> > Exiting... (Quit)
> > After this I can't play video until I reboot the computer, whereupon
> > everything works again - for another few hours. I can't see anything
> > suspicious in dmesg or /var/log/messages.
> > Any ideas would be very gratefully received.
> > Tim.
> What does the mythbackend.log show at that point?
Nothing at all - it is a zero length file - several days out of date.
I just deleted it and tried to restart the backend without rebooting to
see what would happen, and I then got the message "select timeout - ivtv
driver has stopped responding" - so that is the problem, the question
then becomes why is ivtv dying? BTW I am using ivtv 0.4.4 - installed
as per the Hyams instructions.
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