[mythtv-users] Wife Acceptance Factor question: dealing with crashes

Jesse Perkins jesse.perkins at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 20:48:27 UTC 2004

I also have the occasional frontend crash, but the backend is very
stable.  I have a ctrl+alt+m shortcut that restarts the frontend and
an icon on the desktop the wife can also click on.  I also have the
automatic login and mythstart for gdm and kde.  My wife just loves
myth- General Hospital is recorded every day.  But she understands
that Myth is under development and I think she looks forward to the
next release as much as I do.

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:07:34 -0400, Terry Mark <terry.mark at gmail.com> wrote:
> I setup a Myth box using Jarod's guide under FC2.  There are still
> some rough edges (I have to run alsactl myself on login, the mythtv
> user doesn't log in automatically, etc), but there's enough working
> that I was willing to put in front of my wife.
> She loves it.  However, Myth seems to crash a lot.  Mostly it's the
> frontend, usually in response to some apparently random button press
> on the remote, but occassionally the backend crashes.  Since I'm using
> the same motherboard Jarod specs in his guide (Chaintech 7NIF2 using
> the onboard video; also a pair of  PVR250s), and nothing else is
> running on these machines,  I'm assuming that I'm not the only one
> living with these problems.
> I can ssh into the machine myself and kill/restart the frontend, and I
> can restart the backend myself.  But my wife can't, nor could my
> parents or grandparents or my kids.  This is seriously affecting the
> WAF, since I'm trying to convince her that I need to buy and build a
> few frontends...
> So, what do people do in these situations ? And, should I worry about
> the crashes, or are these par for the course ?
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Jesse Perkins
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