[mythtv] odd mythbackend problem

Dave Alden alden at math.ohio-state.edu
Wed Dec 3 18:25:53 EST 2003

  I'm having an odd problem.  About once/week my mythbackend "doesn't let go"
of /dev/video1 after recording a show.  If I connect to port 6544, it says
that it's not recording anything.  If I try to watch tv, it returns the
"Mythtv is already using all available inputs...".  I can watch any of the
shows that are already recorded, I can watch movies, listen to music, etc...
I just can't watch live tv, and it won't record anything else.  Restarting
mythbackend fixes the problem.  Since the backend hasn't crashed, I wasn't
sure if a bt would be of any value -- should I go ahead and kill it when it's
in this state, and then generate a bt?  Any ideas?  Oh yeah -- I'm running CVS
as of noon on December 3rd.


ps  One other odd symptom -- when it's in this state, if I try to delete a
    recording, it locks the frontend.  If I restart the frontend, I'm right
    back where I started.

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