[mythtv-users] Strange networking issue with Acer Revo AR1600 on GBit
lynchmv at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 13:07:37 UTC 2010
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Daniel Born <born_daniel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On 04/26/2010 10:42 AM, James Crow wrote:
> >> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Daniel Born <born_daniel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>> Could it be the network driver (forcedeth) that's been upgraded on 10.04?
> >> I remember having all sorts of issues with the forcedeth driver back
> >> in (AFAIR) 7.04 and 7.10 days. It was so bad that for a while I had to
> >> use a PCI NIC. I do not remember exactly which motherboard I had that
> >> was causing the problems.
> > There have been a lot of changes in forcedeth in recent kernels. As mine
> > works fine on a 100 Mb/s network with kernel 2.6.29, I assume that most
> > of the modifications have been for 1000 Mb/s nets.
> Well, in my onging effort to (correctly) debug this problem, this is what I know now:
> Mythbuntu 9.10 32-bit fully updated (kernel 184.108.40.206): doesn't work reliably
> Ubuntu 10.04 RC4 64-bit fully updated (kernel?): works reliably
> Xubuntu 9.10 64-bit fully updated (kernel 220.127.116.11): works reliably
> Mythbuntu 9.10 64-bit fully updated (kernel 18.104.22.168): doesn't work reliably
> So it might appear to have a relationship with the Mythbuntu package.
> My next step will be to reinstall Xubuntu 9.10 and install Mythtv on that.
> Any suggestions, hints, things to try, etc. are welcome.
Now that you mention it (and I read it) my Revo with Mythbuntu
exhibits similar behavior (I think). When starting playback on the
Revo, it will play for about 1 minute then fail with prebuffter pauses
I have found that *any * activity on the backend (ls, iptraf,
pwd...etc) will clear up the prebuffer pauses and allow playback to go
without a hitch. So, I'm not sure if it's something in the backend
(since activity there clears up the issue) or if I'm seeing the same
issue as you.
My simple workaround right now (to keep WAF up) is to just run iptraf
from my desktop in the office in an ssh session on the backend.
My backend is Slackware 13.0 kernel 22.214.171.124 and the Revo frontend is
Mythbuntu 9.10 kernel 126.96.36.199. Next time I have some downtime on
the box I may just load Slackware and see if the issue goes away.
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