[mythtv-users] Tracking down

Allan Mcintosh amcintosh at atreus-systems.com
Wed Oct 5 17:58:51 UTC 2005

>My backend is a VIA KT266A motherboard (Epox 8KHA+, to be exact) and an
>AMD Athlon XP 1600+.  I've got a fairly large fan/heatsink combo, as
>well as a 120mm exhaust fan right next to the CPU.  I didn't want to go
>with the VIA motherboard, since I have had and heard of problems with
>VIA and Linux, but it was all I had.  Anyways, it has been fine.
>What is your configuration?
>Video Card:
>Video Capture Card:
>Linux Distro:

ivtv: version 0.2.0 (rc3j)
AMD Athlon 1.4G
ASUS A7A (yes VIA chipset)
VIDEO Card  Nvidia GeForce FX5200
Hauppauge pvr250
10/100 wired network

I built myth by hand from scratch

>Also, what are the exact crashing symptoms?  Entire box locks up?
>Machine reboots itself?

It's always a silent backend crash. The majority of the crashes occured 
right when myth was about to begin recording...

I would see something along the lines of :
2005-10-04 18:59:52.366 Started recording "House" on channel: 1204 on 
cardid: 1, sourceid 1
2005-10-04 18:59:52.382 scheduler: Last message repeated 1 times
2005-10-04 18:59:52.388 scheduler: Schedule Change
2005-10-04 20:27:26.882 New DB connection, total: 1
Starting up as the master server.

Today, however backend crashed while my girlfriend was watching a 
recording and I was scheduling a recording through mythweb. The pvr was 
not running at all...

2005-10-05 12:11:32.799 adding: bart as a client (events: 0)
2005-10-05 12:13:25.169 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2005-10-05 12:13:25.172 adding: bart as a client (events: 0)
2005-10-05 12:13:25.506 Reschedule requested for id 84.
2005-10-05 12:13:26.003 Scheduled 24 items in 0.5 = 0.42 match + 0.08 place
2005-10-05 12:18:05.240 New DB connection, total: 1
Starting up as the master server.
2005-10-05 12:18:05.566 mythbackend: MythBackend started as master server

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