[mythtv-users] Segmentation fault with mythfrontend

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Sat Jun 4 00:44:14 UTC 2005

When I start mythfrontend it gets to the initial blue background then 
fails with a segmentation fault (see copy of output at the end of this 
message). btw: there are no files in /var/log/mythtv  to help.

Details of system: 
Mandriva 2005LE on AMD sempron 2.2 GHz
No TV card yet (I am just wanting to try the software out for other 
media sources, then I will buy a card later)

I had v .15.1 installed, setup mysql and mythtv (put in a non-existent 
DVB card in the config), started the backend, and was able to get to the 
initial screen of mythfrontend and navigate around OK.

Then I downloaded the .18.1 rpms from http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.2/RPMS/ 
and installed them.  urpmi removed the older rpms and also wanted 
various libraries etc that I didn't have.  I located them, and 
eventually all the rpms installed OK.  It seemed to be OK with the 
existing mysql database, so I ran mythtv-setup again.  The only thing 
that seemed to go wrong here was that it reported it could not get 
program information from my provider.  Then I ran mythbackend, followed 
by mythfrontend and the following resulted.

2005-06-04 09:49:42.577 New DB connection, total: 1
Total desktop width=1280, height=1024, numscreens=1
2005-06-04 09:49:42.594 Using screen 0, 1280x1024 at 0,0
2005-06-04 09:49:42.599 mythfrontend version: 
2005-06-04 09:49:42.599 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
2005-06-04 09:49:42.849 Switching to square mode (blue)
mythtv: could not connect to socket
mythtv: No such file or directory
lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
2005-06-04 09:49:43.409 Joystick disabled.
2005-06-04 09:49:43.473 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2005-06-04 09:49:43.496 Registering MythDVD DVD Media Handler as a media 
2005-06-04 09:49:43.497 Registering MythDVD VCD Media Handler as a media 
mythMail::.. seting up initial database/tables...
Segmentation fault

Here's what mythbackend reported as it started...
~]$ mythbackend
2005-06-04 09:47:31.256 New DB connection, total: 1
Starting up as the master server.
2005-06-04 09:47:31.296 New DB connection, total: 2
2005-06-04 09:47:31.303 DVB#0 DVB SI Table Parser Started
2005-06-04 09:47:31.304 DVB#0 ERROR - Opening DVB frontend device failed.
          (2) No such file or directory
2005-06-04 09:47:31.320 New DB scheduler connection
Antenna is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput.
2005-06-04 09:47:31.326 mythbackend version: 
2005-06-04 09:47:31.327 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
2005-06-04 09:47:33.326 Reschedule requested for id -1.
2005-06-04 09:47:33.338 Scheduled 0 items in 0.0 = 0.01 match + 0.01 place
2005-06-04 09:47:33.341 Seem to be woken up by USER
2005-06-04 09:47:41.343 New DB connection, total: 3

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