[mythtv-users] Newbie Help -- Boot hangs after 'crash'
junk_inbox at comcast.net
Mon Dec 27 16:49:43 UTC 2004
I built a MythTV system yesterday/last-night using Jarod's guide with Fedorea Core 2 and a PVR-350. (System is a Compaq 'Professional Workstation AP550' - it has a PIII 866, 256MB Rambus 800, Adaptec U160 SCSI and a Seagate 18GB U160 drive.)
Everything was going perfectly, with the 350'sTuner working, 350'sTV Out working (at least with the test video - i did NOT set it up for 'X'), remote setup & working, etc. I configured myth via 'mythsetup', and started up the backend and frontend manually and tested things out. I shutdown my system a few times, and after working out a couple of issues (remote not working after re-boot), I was satisfied with it's operation, so I setup everything except mythfrontend to startup automatically and re-booted.
Everthing worked great until I tried to view 'live tv' in mythfrontend. My screen went blank, and the computer was un-responsive to anything I did. The HDD had activity every second or so in a rythmatic pattern, which suggested to me that mythtv was buffering 'live tv', but I had no display (on either the pc monitor or the PVR-350 output), and no amount of button-pushing (remote buttons, "Alt-F4", "Esc", or anything!) would get the system to respond to me... So I ended up pulling the power plug. (I know, it's a bad thing to do with Linux... But I had tried everything else, and didn't find anything in the archives either...)
So now my system hangs on a text screen, just before where 'X' would startup before... Here's what is displayed:
Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang)
Kernel 2.6.9-1.6_FC2 on an i686
myth-tv-backend login: ivtv: ==========
========== END INIT IVTV ======== ======
r is at decoder-relative address 0x00510000 and has 1704960 bytes.
That's it... It doesn't do anything else, and since I'm not familiar with Linux, I don't know what to do from here... I tried to hit "I" during the boot process, but it didn't seem to have any affect... (if this were winblows based I'd have it fixed in seconds, but I don't know how to troubleshoot linux boot issues...)
Any help would be greatly appreciated... I want MythTV so badly!!! ;-)
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