[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #5660: Playback intermittently unresponsive to remote control

Bruce Taber b.taber at comcast.net
Mon Sep 1 14:49:41 UTC 2008

MythTV wrote:
> #5660: Playback intermittently unresponsive to remote control
> -----------------------+----------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  anonymous  |       Owner:  ijr       
>      Type:  defect     |      Status:  new       
>  Priority:  minor      |   Milestone:  unknown   
> Component:  mythtv     |     Version:  0.21-fixes
>  Severity:  medium     |     Mlocked:  0         
> -----------------------+----------------------------------------------------

Add a me too for seeing this problem with some additional information. I
usually use the pause button in my testing. The problem happens just
after the recorded show starts playing - typically 30-60 seconds into
the show. The unresponsiveness remains for 2-5 minutes. It will happen
again shortly after the problem clears. So, it happens multiple times
per recording for me.

I have done an update and a make distclean prior to building.

$ mythfrontend --version
Please include all output in bug reports.
MythTV Version   : 17961M
MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-21-fixes
Library API      : 0.21.20080304-1
Network Protocol : 40
Options compiled in:
 linux release using_oss using_alsa using_backend using_dbox2 using_dvb
using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_iptv using_ivtv using_lirc
using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmcw
using_xvmc_vld using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_opengl
using_ffmpeg_threads using_live

The remote has been checked to ensure button presses are recognized by
irw in another terminal as well as seeing the keycode get sent to the
external program through mythtv. Keypresses from a keyboard are also
ignored however the input from the keyboard sometimes breaks the
stalemate and causes all the keypresses and buttons to come through.

The kernel is: i686 with nvidia drivers 173.14.12.
A later kernel ( has been tested with the same


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