[mythtv-users] RE: Getting VIA graphics to work, or buy a PVR-350?

Travis Kelley rhatguy at comcast.net
Fri Oct 22 02:05:38 UTC 2004

I guess maybe your not running into any issues since you are running
diskless.  I had basically the same setup as you without the firmware
patch and had consitant lockups when I ran my epia as the
backend/frontend.  Since I've moved to a diskless setup as well and
havn't had any troubles.  I think the lockups have to do with the amount
of dma traffic that you have.  The fact that my lockups stopped when I
turned of dma on the hard drive also supports this opinion.  Hopefully
someone will figure out whats going on with that soon because its
definatly an annoying problem to have.


On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 15:52, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 21 October 2004 06:02, Travis Kelley wrote:
> > Jarod.  couple of questions about your epia.  Do you reboot it every
> > couple days?
> Nope. All my Myth boxes measure uptime in weeks (actually, my master backend 
> measures in months now), the EPIA included. Biggest threat to uptime is my 2 
> year old son. :-)
> > I found that if I rebooted say every 2-3 days I seldom saw 
> > a lockup.  If not what kernel version/patchset are you using?
> Fedora Core 2, 2.6.8-1.521 kernel, ck100z ivtv driver with firmware patch 
> (this is where the firmware patch for the ATrpms ck100zz rpms came from), and 
> the ivtvdev X driver from Matthias.
> > One sure 
> > fire way I could cause my epia to lock was to start a massive trasfer
> > while watching live tv or while recording and watching at the same
> > time.
> Not something I've had reason to try. But then my EPIA is diskless.
> > It seemed that the more bus activity I caused the worse it 
> > got...interestingly though with dma off on the hard drive it almost
> > never locked.
> Perhaps I've never run into any of this, since mine has no hard drive... I was 
> thinking primarily of the DMA problems related to the ivtv driver on VIA 
> chipsets.

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