[mythtv-users] System melt down
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 19:41:16 UTC 2007
> Brian Wood wrote:
>> Damian wrote:
>>> I've replaced the power supply, so that should be fine now.
>> Not if it was damaged or simply "dragged down" by a bad mobo or card :-)
>>> I'm curently
>>> running Memtest on the memory, then I'll see what I can do and how to
>>> test the motherboard.
>> The fact that the test runs at all is a good sign.
> Before running the memtest, I booted with the UltimateBootCD, but walked
> away from the machine and forgot to press enter to boot the UBCD. So it
> booted into Kubuntu instead! I returned to see the log in screen.
> I was very happy to see that, but didn't want to go into it as I have a
> monitor instead of my projector plugged in at the moment and I didn't
> want it to do any auto configuring changes or anything. Rebooted and
> went into Memtest, but looked like a good sign to me?!?
Hello again all. Thanks for staying with me through this saga :-)
Things are looking up.
Memtest was passed successfully.
Ran a CPU test for a while without problems.
Powered off and plugged the sound card back in the same slot that it
came out of and got the Beeeeep-beep-beep problem.
Moved the Sound card to a different slot, and got the same problem.
Took the sound card out and put the two TV cards back in and booted up fine.
Went to the Kubuntu loading screen, then cut out showing text. My heart
sank, then realised that it was just running one of it's regular fsck
tests on hde4. This took a while, but got past it ok. Took me to the log
in screen where I entered my user name and password and all seems quite
The system tray was showing a problem, but it was just that it couldn't
load the volume gadget thing. I can understand that, there's no sound
card to control. Amarok (which loaded because it was open when I last
shut down) was also having trouble. It was unresponsive and had to be
terminated. I just put that down to the lack of sound card to.
MythTV started without a hitch! Live TV was choppy, but that's a problem
that's been getting progressively worse anyway. One thing at a time!
So, I feel like everything might be ok. I just need to replace my old
Sound Blaster Live sound card with something else. Any suggestions for
something ok but not too expensive?
I'm a little nervous of there being a problem with my motherboard. Is
there any test I can run for that? Hopefully my power supply caused all
of this and I can feel safer with my shiny new one.
Thanks for all your help. Let me know if there's anything else I should
do before hunting for a sound card. Oh, and is there anything I need to
do before plugging in a new sound card or just shove it in and turn on?
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