[mythtv-users] MythTV w/ 2 pchdtv 5500s and 1 wintv 401 on ubuntu dapper

Andrew Casper andrew at andrewcasper.com
Tue Aug 29 03:10:09 UTC 2006

On Aug 28, 2006, at 9:49 PM, Carl Youngblood wrote:

> Thanks for your response.  The computer is unresponsive to the
> keyboard (ctl-alt-F1 and ctl-alt-backspace don't work) but it does
> respond to pings and I can ssh to it just fine, so it's probably
> X-related.  I was able to ssh in and then run init 3 and then init 5,
> but it didn't seem to do anything with my X session, which remained
> stuck in the same state.  I'm not sure what to try next.
> Thanks,
> Carl
> On 8/27/06, Andrew Casper <andrew at andrewcasper.com> wrote:
>> When you say the system hangs, is the computer completely frozen or
>> might it just be X11. Try SSHing into the box when this happens and
>> see if command line is still responsive. If so, you could try
>> resetting your X session with an init 3 command followed by an  
>> init 5.
>> I've seen X go completely unresponsive when it encounters issues with
>> trying to use XvMC or unhappy DVB drivers.
> _______________________________________________

I'm no expert, but I'm wondering if you could add some information...

When your using mplayer, are you tuning a channel or playing a test  
recording? What options are you using when you launch mplayer? What  
video card are you using?

- Andrew

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