[mythtv-users] mythtv hard lockup

Stephen Sassman sassman1 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 21:55:50 UTC 2006

> Does the computer ever lockup for anyone else? Every once in a while
> myth will cause my computer to freeze hard: all shells die, no
> input is
> processed, and the CPU fan kicks in suggesting that the usage is
> spiking. The only thing that will illicit a response is a ping.
> This happens when doing seemingly mundane stuff; setting a recording,
> browing channels, other normal activity. It only happens in the TV
> watching module. Is there any way to diagnose this? I am pretty sure
> it's not a hardware problem but I'm willing to entertain the idea.
> I am
> able to deal with this but I am not the only user of the TV and I
> can't
> offer a solution for this house that randomly requires rebooting,
> fscking, and mysql database repair. Suggestions?
> Jesse.

I had similar problems that I think were related to the X server. I got a
hard freeze that would not respond to anything. After upgrading to a recent
nvidia driver (9742) and inserting the proper modeline in my X config file,
the problem is gone.
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