[mythtv-users] CVS mythfrontend hangs upon entering "watch recordings"

Curtis Stanford curtis at stanfordcomputing.com
Thu Dec 2 16:00:40 UTC 2004

On Dec 2, 2004, at 3:14 AM, William wrote:

>> It only happens when myth is currently recording something,
>> and I have it setup where the first thing I see is the
>> currently recording program. It completely locks the interface up.
>> I started my mythfrontend with "-v
>> playback,file,network,audio,commflag", and here is what the logs say:
>> 2004-12-02 01:00:51.244 451     CHECK_RECORDING[]:[]Witch Hunter
>> Robin[]:[]Prec...
>> Error loading image file:
>> /var/lib/mythtv/mythtv/share/mythtv/themes/default/1162_200412
>> 02010000_20041202013000.nuv.png
>> 2004-12-02 01:00:51.333 439     QUERY_GENPIXMAP[]:[]X
>> Play[]:[][]:[][]:[]Comput...
>> ...and never gets past there. I find this in the backend log
>> during that time period:
>> 2004-12-02 01:00:51.243 adding: myth as a client (events: 1)
>> QSettings::sync: filename is null/empty
>> 2004-12-02 01:00:51.850 Initializing audio parms from stream #0.
>> Almost as if the backend could care less the frontend is
>> waiting for something.
> I am getting a similar problem. Every time I try to use the watch 
> recording
> screen to select a recording the backend goes off into an extended 
> period of
> hard drive thrashing which locks everything up for about 2 minutes. 
> Once
> done, if I try to change the selected item, it does it all over again. 
> This
> has crept into CVS in the last week.
Yah, same here. I'm only using thumbnail preview on watch recordings 
but when I select a
recording that hasn't yet generated a thumbnail, it hangs. The ones 
with a thumbnail already
generated work OK. This just started happening after updating CVS 

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