[mythtv] MythTV hangs
mdrons at ins.com
Thu Apr 15 08:16:34 EDT 2004
It happens to my machine as well. I have posted many times to the myth
users and have not been able to fix it. My issues are definitely related to
I can watch for hours when just using "mplayer /dev/video0".
I am running Gentoo on an AMD 2400 with 512M ram and a PVR250.
mdrons at ins.com
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Argenis Tovar
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 11:10 PM
To: 'Development of mythtv'
Subject: [mythtv] MythTV hangs
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
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
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