[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend "freezes" watching LiveTV at end of program (as determined by EPG)
mythtv at blandford.net
Fri Sep 21 13:42:29 UTC 2007
Matthew Jurgens wrote:
> I'm running myth 0.20.2 on a Fedora Core 6 backend.
> I'm running myth 0.20.2 on multiple Mythdora based Frontend units.
> Everything that I've tried seems to work really well, however when I
> am watching LiveTV the Frontend "freezes" once the time reaches what
> the EPG thinks is the scheduled completion time for the program. For
> example, if a program is schedule from 6pm to 7pm then LiveTV works as
> it should, pausing ,rewinding, etc during the show. At 7pm (or a few
> seconds after) the Frontend then "freezes". The results in the
> following symptoms:
> - the frontend becomes non-responsive to keystrokes
> - the last video frame is stuck on the screen
> - sshing to the box reveals that the Frontend is using as much CPU as
> it can get (ie looping)
> - killing the process and restarting it puts it all back to normal
> - sometimes the backend dies as well, but this is not consistent. Most
> times the backend just works as it should, simply showing that the
> tuner has moved onto the next program.
> Additionally, I've noticed that this happens everytime on networked
> Frontends, whereas it mostly works ok on a local Frontend (ie the
> Frontend installed on the same machine as the backend). I've tried
> wired and wireless connections, which make no difference.
> I've searched through the mailing list and can find a similar problem
> being reported in the "**Frontend* freezes during live TV" *thread.
> This points to a closed bug 1454. This bug sounds similar except that
> it says mythtv consumes all swap and that pressing escape exits - my
> problem does not consume all swap and does not respond to key presses
> as previously described.
Take a look at this bug report:
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