[mythtv-users] Myth Box Locks-up after recording

Mike Drons mdrons at ins.com
Thu Apr 15 08:24:44 EDT 2004

I can't help directly, because my machine does the same thing.  It runs for
about 20 minutes and then the screen locks up.  I do see messages that the
backend is waiting for video ( I don't have the exact error message right
now).  It is definitely related to mythtv, because "mplayer /dev/video0"
will play for hours, but when I watch livetv is hangs in 20 minutes every
single time.

My system is an AMB 2400 running gentoo.  Everything is from ebuilds (myth,
ivtv, etc).


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Colin Bell
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 4:38 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: [mythtv-users] Myth Box Locks-up after recording

Hi all

I have a Asus Pundit, with 512mb ram, 200 gig drive, dvd rom, Wireless 
PCI (acx_100) and a PVR 250 card. Its running Mandrake 9.2 with a the 
0.14 release of MythTV.

It all runs very well, nice clear picture, recordings are excellent etc 
etc. BUT It locks up hard ( I still se the picture on the TV) every 
time I do a recording in fact it will lock up about 1 hour and 30 min 
after the last recording. If I record three shows in a row it will 
record all three and then lock up about 1 hour and 30 min later. Its 
quite consistent, and it forces me to hard boot every time. If I leave 
the box without doing any recordings it will run for days without any 
problems. The worst thing is that there is absolutely nothing that I 
can find in the logs to indicate any problems. The /var/log/mythtv 
folder is empty.

I'm so close to having the MythTV box of my dreams, can anybody help ?


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