[mythtv-users] Myth Freezing

Bryan Halter bhalter at schmeg.net
Sat Apr 3 23:52:10 EST 2004

Thanks,  I'm using 2.6.3 on Gentoo (yes I actually like it better, its
not just snob apeal).  I'll turn local APIC off and see if that fixes it
also found Suttle released a firmware upgrade which "fixes some DDR
problems".  Hopefully one will fix it.

On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 20:53, Coax wrote:
> Hello, Bryan.
> Your motherboard utilizes the nVidia NFORCE2 chipset.  It is known to have
> DMA crash problems when SMP or Local Apic is enabled in your kernel.
> i'm not really sure if this can help you, or what distribution you're
> running, but I have 2 tarballs with a kernel (and associated modules
> trees, etc) up for download at:
> http://www.cornernet.com/~coax/knoppmyth-kernels/
> These kernels should be able to be used in any distribution, but the
> kernels were compiled for KnoppMyth.
> They've been compiled with both SMP and Local APIC turned off.. That
> should fix any crash bugs that have to do with that specific problem.
> Oh. Yeah. and if you need to install the NFORCE2 drivers, i've also put up
> the kernel source tree in a tarball in that directory.  The file is large,
> but includes the fully compiled tree with all the .o's and .h's intact so
> your nvidia drivers should be able to utilize the tree as is.. :)
> Hope this helps!!
> Chad
> > I'm having problems where after watching TV or recording for more than
> > about 10 seconds my computer hangs.  Its running nothing else and
> > doesn't seem to have problems with other high load situations.  Its a
> > Shuttle SN45G with an Athlon XP 2500+, WD 160GB hard drive, 512MB of
> > Muskin (400MHz) memory, an ATI TV Wonder tuner and Nvidia FX 5200 video
> > cards.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> > Bryan
> >
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