[mythtv-users] mythtvfrontend random recording playback issue ---SOLVED---

Larry Roberts mythtv at american-hero.com
Mon Aug 7 01:30:04 UTC 2006

Larry Roberts wrote:
> All,
> FC4 running the latest builds from ATRPMS on a fully patched (pretty
> much non-custom) box.
> The box is a dual processor P2-450 (Precision 410 workstation) with
> 512Mb RAM and is only acting as a frontend.
> When I go to launch recordings for the first time after a reboot I can
> watch them fine. Video looks like you would expect.
> However if I exit mythfrontend and then re-enter and try to watch them,
> I get audio, but a black screen with a bunch of errors that I don't have
> a clue how to diagnose (mythfrontend -v 11)
> X error: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter) 5
> major opcode: 140
> minor opcode: 19
> resource id:	0x1d9
> This error just keeps repeating itself.
> I have tried both mplayer and xine and get the same result.
> If however I use either from the command line, I get video every time...
> I'm looking for help on diagnosing the issue. I have tried to google for
> those codes, but I didnt get any relevant hits. Any thoughts?
> My next step is to change the video driver for X to see if that helps
> but the fact that it works the first time has me puzzled.
> Thanks in advance
> Larry
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Hopefully this will be useful to someone else searching the archives..

After changing every possible function of my video driver, and even
trying different video drivers the solution was to go to an 800x600

Card is a Permedia Fire GL 1000 pro built-in on a Dell Precision 410
Workstation. (glint)

Once I set the video resolution to 800x600 I was able to launch and
close recording viewing with no issues.
I tried every possible resolution and I would still get the same
results, but when I would go back to 800x600 I was unable to cause the
video to fail.


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