[mythtv-users] Hang ups after Changing from RecordingOnly to None

John Johnson johnatl at mac.com
Mon Aug 1 23:51:49 UTC 2005

I'm having a problem with my MythTV setup.
The backend is hanging rather frequently (1 or more times per day).
In the /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log, one of the times it hangs is
after "Changing from RecordingOnly to None". At that point, the frontend
says No recordings scheduled, the backend disappeared, etc. Restarting
the backend ( /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend restart ) will get everything
going again. I also have to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace the X server to get the
frontend talking to the backend again.

Another time it seems to happen is when there is a
"Reschedule requested for id 0" (or -1).

The MySQL database runs on a Dell 1650.

Hopefully some of this info will be relevant, if not, I can email 
anything needed.

Thanks in advance!


HP Pavilion 6535
i810 motherboard, Celeron 600
256Mb RAM
nVidia GeForce MX 4000
Hauppauge 250, new remote

Part of cat /proc/pci
   Bus  0, device  31, function  5:
     Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AB AC'97 Audio (rev 
       IRQ 9.
       I/O at 0x1200 [0x12ff].
       I/O at 0x1300 [0x133f].
   Bus  1, device  11, function  0:
     Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 32).
       IRQ 9.
       Master Capable.  Latency=64.
       I/O at 0x3000 [0x30ff].
       Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0100000 [0xe01000ff].
   Bus  1, device  13, function  0:
     Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 
(CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 1).
       IRQ 9.
       Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=128.Max Lat=8.
       Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8000000 [0xebffffff].
   Bus  1, device  14, function  0:
     VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 
4000 AGP 8x] (rev 193).
       IRQ 10.
       Master Capable.  Latency=248.  Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
       Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe1000000 [0xe1ffffff].
       Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].

Part of apt-cache show mythtv
Package: mythtv
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: graphics
Installed-Size: 64
Maintainer: Matt Zimmerman <mdz at debian.org>
Bugs: mailto:mdz at debian.org
Architecture: all
Version: 0.18.1-3_km_i686
Depends: mythtv-database (= 0.18.1-3_km_i686), mythtv-frontend (= 
0.18.1-3_km_i686), mythtv-backend (= 0.18.1-3_km_i686)

ivtvctl -V
  driver info:
    version = 0x00000200 (0.2.0)
    comment = rc3j

part of v4l-info
### v4l2 device info [/dev/video0] ###
general info
         driver                  : "ivtv"
         card                    : "Vanilla iTVC15 card"
         bus_info                : "0"
         version                 : 0.2.0
         capabilities            : 0x1030011 

ls /usr/src/mythtv/source/
knoppmyth_plugins_0.18.1_i586.diff  mythplugins-0.18.1.tar.bz2
knoppmyth_plugins_0.18.1_i686.diff  myththemes-0.18.tar.bz2
knoppmyth_tv_0.18.1_i586.diff       mythtv-0.18.1/
knoppmyth_tv_0.18.1_i686.diff       mythtv-0.18.1.tar.bz2

parts of /var/log/XFree86.0.log
XFree86 Version (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-10.1unichrome30.1 
20050205195924 glaweh@)
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10-xenU i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 05 February 2005
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
(II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
         compiled for, module version = 1.13.0
         Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
         ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
         compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.7174
         Module class: XFree86 Video Driver

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