[mythtv-users] remote front end locks up playing live tv/recordings

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 16:56:04 UTC 2005

On 19/09/05, David W Davis <davidw.davis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just finished a fresh fc4 install utilizing Jarod's guide.  I have a
> master backend/frontend that can record, watch live tv and play
> recordings with no problem.  My remote frontend locks up on a black
> screen when attempting to watch live tv or recordings.  If I go to the
> recordings menu, I can still see the previews playing but as soon as I
> select one the screen goes black and the machine locks up.  Both
> machines are fairly similar.  They have AMD processors, the remote
> frontend has an XP 2700+ and the backend a sempron 2500+.  Both have
> Nvidia cards, the frontend a Ti4200, the backend an older Nvidia card
> (TNT2 maybe?).  The frontend has an Nforce2 chipset and the backend a
> Via chipset.  Where should I look to find out what is causing this?
> Any help/suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks.

Look in the remote frontend's mythfrontend logfile. It could well be a
video driver issue. Does mplayer/xine work normally?


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