[mythtv-users] TV Freezes UPDATE

Matt Gorecki gorecki at mt.net
Mon Jun 27 19:09:28 UTC 2005

I was having the same problem, but I did get it fixed, sort of.  It has 
something to do with the modprobe of ivtv.   If I let mythbackend start 
automatically, I get the freeze.  However, when I run /sbin/modprobe 
ivtv   and then start mythbackend by hand, it doesn't freeze.  I haven't 
had the time to look into why it doesn't probe properly.  I also have 
problems with lirc not starting properly on boot.  If I modprobe lirc by 
hand all is well.  My guess is they aren't being probed at the right 
time during boot.

As far as the blue border you can run this command:

xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 66046

That changes the blue to black effectively removing the border.  You 
will have to apt-get install xvattr to get this to work.  The change 
isn't permenant, so you will have to run it again every time you login.  
If you look on Google you can find a startup shell script to 
automatically change it on boot.

Matt Gorecki

Sam G. Krupa wrote:

> Soon after sending out this message:
> ""When in mythfrontend I hit the "Watch TV" thing and the TV plays  
> for about 3 seconds (it looks good), then it freezes (it goes back to  
> the main mythfrontend window soon after)! I am running Fedora Core 3  
> with a Huappauge 250 and a Nvidia video card (using TV out). Any help?
> Also, I see something of a colored frame around the screen only when  
> using watch TV. Any way to fix that?
> Thanks!
> Sam Krupa""
> I tried watching TV again and after playing for about 2 seconds the  
> TV stream turned off and a warning said "Error displaying video."  
> Does that help fix my problem?
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