[mythtv] Machine hangs on channel-switching with MythTV

Cedar McKay mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 14:00:22 -0800

also you want a patched version of alsa. 0.9.0rc5. This version has 
some problems, addressed by a patch (or, I think, the cvs) You can find 
the patch within the last  few days on the mailing list.


  On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 01:46  PM, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> 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
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