[mythtv-users] frontend crashes with St9bad_alloc

Andy Heitke andy at heitkeconsulting.com
Thu Jun 30 19:24:02 UTC 2005

Just to follow up on this if anyone else gets stuck with this.  I'm pretty 
sure now that my problem was actually a driver issue with either my nVidia 
card or ivtv.  I finally realized that I never recompiled ivtv after 
installing the latest kernel.  As soon as I did that, the error below 
disappeared only to be replaced by the program totally locking up when 
starting up live TV.  After reinstalling my nVidia driver, I was getting 
some errors involving XvMC (I think that's what it was called.)

So at this point, rather than deal with it anymore I opted for a clean 
install and now my system is functional again, although I lost all my data 
because Fedora didn't add JFS support back in during the install.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Heitke" <andy at heitkeconsulting.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:58 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] frontend crashes with St9bad_alloc

> Hi all,
> I had a perfectly working mythtv setup and when I recently ran apt-get
> dist-upgrade I broke something (at least I think that is what did it.)
> I'm running FC3 with a PVR-500 and installed using apt-get install
> mythtv-suite.  My capture card works fine, I can capture with cat
> /dev/video0 > temp.mpg and play it back fine in mplayer.  The preview view
> also works in the Previously recorded window, and the backend seems to be
> functional.  However, any time I try to watch live TV or view a recording
> I'm getting this:
> 2005-06-28 19:34:12.923 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2005-06-28 19:34:19.762 Opening audio device '/dev/dsp'.
> 2005-06-28 19:34:19.762 Opening OSS audio device '/dev/dsp'.
> 2005-06-28 19:34:19.780 Using XV port 122
> terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
>  what():  St9bad_alloc
> 2005-06-28 19:34:20.131 Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
> Aborted
> [root at localhost mythtv-0.18.1]# Partial WriteStringList 0
> 2005-06-28 19:34:20.789 writing to unconnected socket #2
> I really can't think of what else to try.  I'm currently trying to compile
> from the latest source thinking that might fix the problem but I'm
> doubtful that it's going to do the trick.
> Any help would be greatly apreciated so I can avoid a fresh install.
> Thanks!
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