[mythtv] MythTV hangs
Daniel Thor Kristjansson
danielk at cat.nyu.edu
Wed Apr 14 23:45:49 EDT 2004
Are you using XvMC?
On Wed, 14 Apr 2004, Argenis Tovar wrote:
] I tried to post this earlier but it was rejected...
] Just a couple of weeks ago I decided to try MythTV, so I purchased a
] PVR250 and installed it in a Pentium III 450 with 128MB of RAM that
] wasn't using. It had a 2.5GB hard drive, so I added a 30GB hard
] the box. For video output I'm using and nVidia GForce FX5200 with
] of RAM (this is for testing purposes only -- I plan to assemble a
] with 3 receivers).
] I installed Fedora Core, follow all instructions to the letter, and
] everything went just fine. With just one receiver, I tested most of
] functionality I'm interested in: scheduled recordings, watching TV
] (takes about 55% CPU), pausing live TV, etc. Eventually I will
] the box to a TV set via a PVR350, but for the moment I'm just using
] The problem...
] It hangs frequently. Just to make sure it wasn't my fiddling with
] interface the reason for that, I just left the TV on overnight. The
] morning the image was frozen and it was necessary to reset the
] tried disabling DMA in the hard drives, tried with and without the
] nVidia drivers, and nothing seems to make a difference: after 3 or 6
] hours the system hangs (but only while watching TV or playing a
] recording). This would be very annoying if it happens while watching
] program, not to mention finding out your scheduled recording never
] Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Any suggestions or ideas
] be appreciated.
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