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

Carl Youngblood carl at youngbloods.org
Tue Aug 29 13:51:36 UTC 2006

I only start the players from the gnome menu without any command line
parameters.  I'll post back with some more specific results trying to
call them from the command line.  The players don't let me do anything
before they hang, so I don't have time to try to play anything.

I'm using an ASUS EN7300LE/HTD/128M Geforce 7300LE 128MB GDDR2 PCI
Express x16 video card with HDTV-out (in the form of composite video
leads).  I am using envy
(http://www.albertomilone.eu/europeo/nvidia_scripts1.html) to install
the latest nVidia drivers.

I'm also using the HDTV-out in 1080i mode on my TV.  My xorg.conf can
be seen here:


Thanks for your help.  I'll report back with more detailed results.


On 8/28/06, Andrew Casper <andrew at andrewcasper.com> wrote:
> 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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