[mythtv-users] Mythtv system lock up when watch tv chosen
scott.croft at cox.net
Mon Feb 13 00:12:15 UTC 2006
I have tried to fix my problem for more than a week now and seem to be
making no progress. I have a new home built pc with fc4 installed.
Followed the directions (best I can tell) at http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/.
All seems to work reasonably well with the backend and the front-end. I can
watch tv with a fc4 viewer "TVtime television viewer". I can change
channels and the sound is being fed back into the onboard sound ok. I have
the program guide downloaded it is working fine. I have scheduled and
recorded several shows, and they seem to show up fine with animated
thumbnails. The problem comes when I try to view live tv or watch one of
the programs that I have recorded. When one of the options is chosen the
system locks up and the screen goes blank. The only solution is to reboot.
I have changed tv and video card configurations to no avail. Using a
terminal window I was able to log some Mythtv front-end info. This line
repeats over and over until the system is rebooted: "Timed out waiting for
free video buffers".
AMD 64 +3200
Hauppauge WinTV pci card (old one)
AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX
Side note: I installed knopmyth and had the system working at one point
with the same hardware. Maybe i will have to go back to the easy way?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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