[mythtv-users] Mythwelcome gives black screen?
j2 at mupp.net
Fri Aug 26 18:33:58 UTC 2011
>Do you have a mythshutdown process active? Recently I've been having a problem where the first call to mythshutdown hangs and until I kill it mythwelcome is hung. I haven't had a chance to diagnose if this is a myth >bug or something specific to my machine. Anyway see if a "killall mythshutdown" unstops mythwelcome like it does for me.
>In case I'm on to something: I took a look in the debugger and mythwelcome is stuck in the mythcontext destructor waiting for a semaphone (as I recall) but I don't see why it should be wedged.
I can confirm your observations. And killing mythshutdown also fixed my situation.
When launching mythwelcome I see
mythtv 3860 0.0 0.0 1832 512 pts/4 S+ 20:29 0:00 sh -c /usr/local/bin/mythshutdown --status 0 --verbose general --loglevel debug
mythtv 3861 14.0 2.1 166520 44088 pts/4 Sl+ 20:29 0:00 /usr/local/bin/mythshutdown --status 0 --verbose general --loglevel debug
which then changes to
mythtv 3880 0.0 0.0 1832 512 pts/4 S+ 20:29 0:00 sh -c /usr/local/bin/mythshutdown --startup --verbose general --loglevel debug
mythtv 3881 6.5 2.1 141848 43788 pts/4 Sl+ 20:29 0:00 /usr/local/bin/mythshutdown --startup --verbose general --loglevel debug
And hangs at this point.
And, just as you suspected, a "killall mythshutdown" released mythwelcome to a working state.
I checked my config log, and I see that my previous verison was pulled and built on Aug 6th, and I do not know the exact revision.
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