[mythtv-users] Intermittent MythTV failure

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 07:44:52 UTC 2007


On 22/08/07, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> Damian wrote:
> > My Myth setup has been behaving ok recently ...
> >
> > *still lots to do, Remote is half set up but not working properly,
> > almose forgotten about setting up XvMC and not got Radio Times channel
> > data sorted yet so only using EIT*
> >
> > ... but occasionally it doesn't load. I'll get the scaling images scroll
> > bar, then it'll crash out to the desktop. Usually, logging out and
> > restarting X will let it work again. Failing that, rebooting completely
> > pretty much always works. But now, even that's not working.
> >
> > I got it to work once this morning, after being turned off all night,
> > but now it wont again.
> >
> > Here are links to the mythbackend log and the mythfrontend output the
> > time that it worked:
> > http://www.gingermagic.co.uk/tmp/mythbackend.log-ok
> > http://www.gingermagic.co.uk/tmp/mythfrontend-ok
> >
> > And here are the mythbackend log and the mythfrontend output when it didn't.
> > http://www.gingermagic.co.uk/tmp/mythbackend.log-broken
> > http://www.gingermagic.co.uk/tmp/mythfrontend-broken
> >
> > There seem to be a lot of errors in there to me, but I'm not sure what's
> > important and what's not. Maybe I've got too many plugins installed that
> > I don't use and getting rid of things like MythMucic would help?
> >
> > I'd appreciate any help you can offer.
> >
> > Best wishes
> > Damian
> >
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>
> I've uninstalled most myth plugins and it seems to be working most of
> the times I run it again now, but not every time. Is there anything else
> wrong from the files I posted?


Well all those dvb errors don't look very healthy.   You could check
your antenna connection to see if it's still secure.  Do you have more
than one dvb card?  Maybe you could take them out one at a time, to
see if that makes a difference.  In my experience, intermittent
problems have genereally been hardware related.


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