[mythtv-users] mythtv segfault when exiting live tv

Dr NoName spamacct11 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 15 12:13:31 EDT 2004

Hi Jason,

I have exact same problem. mythfrontend segfaults when
exiting live tv or the built-in movie player. Every
single time. In my case, I had myth 0.15 which I
uninstalled and installed 0.16 from source. The config
files and mysql db were inherited from the 0.15
installation. I thought that might be the problem but
mythfilldatabase and the program guide work perfectly

I tried compiling myth with debug option in
settings.pro and enabling core dumps. However, if the
core dumps are enabled, not only does mythfrontend
segfault, it actually locks up the system. Certainly X
is locked, keyboard is unusable. I don't have a second
machine at the moment, so I can't log in remotely to
check if the kernel is dead. I'd be glad to debug this
and submit a patch, but when the whole system locks
up, that's kinda hard to do...


AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-P-L (VIA KT600)
NVidia GeForce 5800 (nvidia proprietary driver)
Hauppauge PVR-250
40GB Maxtor ATA100
200GB Seagate ATA133
Mandrake 10.0
kernel 2.6.6 (custom-built)
mythtv 0.16 (frontend & backend on the same machine)

any ideas?

thanks in advance,


--- Jason E Jenkins <jjenk10 at mchsi.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>   I just installed 0.16 and I think most of the
> plugins and all work;
> however, when exiting live tv mythfrontend dies and
> segfaults without
> any errors that I can tell in the /var/logs or logs
> in mysql.  While
> watching live tv I can change channels all day long
> and it works fine,
> but when I exit live tv it drops back to the console
> window I ran
> mythfrontend from with a segfault.  The mythbackend
> stays up and I can
> immediatlly reconnect to it.  I run a mythfrontend
> on the same box as
> the mythbackend and I also have a mythfrontend
> running on another box
> and both machines offer the same result when exiting
> live tv.  Please
> let me know if I should have added more info to
> diagnose this issue.
> I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this
> or had any insight
> as to what might be going on here.
> Thanks
> Jason
> Backend w/ frontend
> Freash Install of Gentoo Linux and everything else
> AthlonXP 1600
> 256mb RAM
> GeForce FX 5200
> gentoo-sources 2.4.26-r9
> PVR250
> mythtv 0.16
> Frontend only
> Gentoo
> gentoo-sources 2.6.8-r2
> GeForce FX 5600 xt
> 512mb RAM
> mythfrontend 0.16 (no backend on this pc)
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