[mythtv-users] Skystar2 DVBS

Matthias Thyroff lists at thyroff.net
Sat Aug 12 16:44:20 UTC 2006


I am using the Skystar2 DVB-S, but I am using frontend and backend on 
different machines. I am seeing some stability problems on my frontend 
(Ubuntu Dapper, myth 0.19 fixes), but I would not have thought that the DVB 
card is the reason, as there is a thick software and network layer between 
the frontend and the DVB card, and the same is the case when you operate 
frontend and backend on the same machine. 

Sorry, not of much help I am afraid; I'd recommend you to try and split 
frontend backend to isolate your problem, and maybe use a complete distro for 
the frontend, like knopmyth or mythdora, and see how that works: That way, at 
least you have a well tested configuration which is more easily comparable to 
that of other users. 

Good luck


Am Samstag, 12. August 2006 15:08 schrieb Goktug YILDIRIM:
> Hi,
> Anyone who is comfortable with Skystar2 and latest of mythtv 0.19?
> I have memory leak problem. I have tried two different machines which
> backend and frontend is runing on.
> I have tried two different distros, Slackware 10.1 with the
> kernel and Suse 10.1.
> I have tried different versions of mythtv from 0.19-fixes branch at
> svn.mythtv.org.
> Results are the same. Memory usage of mythfrontend grows as the channel
> change in Live TV. After a while kernel kicks the mythfrontend with out
> of memory message. Tried with 512MB and  792MB RAM.
> I can not guess skystar2 dvsb is a problematic card in linux or mythtv
> since it is popular. I guess there something to be in configs but can
> not figure it out.

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