[mythtv] Machine hangs on channel-switching with MythTV

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 16:46:29 -0500

On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 09:57:17AM -0700, dann frazier wrote:

> Just for googling purposes:
>   I have mythtv running on a VIA EPIA box.  It would reboot, or occasionally
> hang, immediately upon starting mythtv.  I switched from the via82cxxx_audio
> driver in linux 2.4.19 to the snd-via82xx driver in alsa 0.9.0rc5, and got
> further, although i get a lot of errors from the audio driver.
>   I set Deinterlace to 0, and got much further.  I now have video playback
> working, but I too suffer from the channel changing crash bug.  I also have
> no audio.  I'm using the pcm-oss compatability modules, and can play audio
> otherwise using /dev/dsp.

VIA onboard sound is *awful*.  Get a dedicated sound card and your problems
will go away.

(I have one of these in one of my systems)

 - mdz