[mythtv-users] mythbackend crashing regularly (Ubuntu 8.10, x86_64, ATI radeonhd video)
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 2 19:57:40 UTC 2009
On 03/02/2009 02:08 PM, Mike Hicks wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Mike Hicks wrote:
>> I've currently got a number of problems with MythTV, but I'll get at
>> the most troublesome one first. I'm running the x86_64 version of
>> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). I had a lot of trouble with mythbackend
>> crashing, so I went and added a sources.list entry to point at the
>> weekly builds from Mythbuntu.org. Same result.
> I forgot to mention that the "weekly builds" I was referring to were
> the "0.21-fixes" builds, not the 0.22-trunk ones. The current version
> on my machine is "0.21.0+fixes19878-0ubuntu0+mythbuntu2".
It's quite possible that the problem is not related to Myth
(configuration-/build-/hardware-specific failures***), but before we can
say so, we would need a good backtrace. See
And, once you figure out how to install the Ubuntu packages and get the
good backtrace--using the same gdb commands mentioned in Section 22.2 of
the HOWTO, please fill in that section of the page... :) Here's
something to get you started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash
***The only time I've ever had issues with mythbackend crashing was due
to a chipset overheating and causing data corruption in memory. I've
since replaced the expensive motherboard that had a "high-performance"
chipset with a cheap motherboard that has a "basic" chipset and the
system is rock-solid stable, again.
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