[mythtv-users] New Install - Hang on entering live tv

Bob mythtv at junga.com
Wed Jan 18 19:15:00 UTC 2006

I have searched the archives and googled this topic to no avail.


When I select "Watch Live TV" from the main menu.

* the screen goes blank

* sometimes I hear a brief time of audio then it stops

* X consumes 98% of cpu

* the keyboard / mouse is unresponsive

* both backend and front end continue to run.

* I can still ssh in and recover by doing "init 3", "init 5"


/var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log (these lines are written when I go into Live


2006-01-18 02:56:01.100 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback

2006-01-18 02:56:01.106 adding: server3.home.junga.com as a client (events:

2006-01-18 02:56:01.132 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback

2006-01-18 02:56:01.137 adding: server3.home.junga.com as a client (events:

2006-01-18 02:56:01.148 adding: server3.home.junga.com as a remote

2006-01-18 02:56:01.172 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV


Things I have tried.

I have rebooted.

I can view the PVR 150 output with "mplayer -vx vo /dev/video0"

I tried having the video sent to a ext partition instead of the JFS one.

I tried an old version of the video driver.

I follow FedoraMthology website and troubleshooting guides on mythtv and
ivtv sites.



Here are the system specs.

This is a new, never before working system

x86_64 MSI mb

PVR 150 - using cable tuner

GeForce 6200 vid card 24bit x 1024x768

Video is stored on a JFS lvm partition mounted at /video/ (it has 777

No IR (yet)

Fedora 4

All binary install from atrpms and freshrpms



7667 and 8178 versions of nvidia drivers tried




alias tveeprom tveeprom-ivtv

alias tuner tuner-ivtv

alias tda9887 tda9887-ivtv

alias msp3400 msp3400-ivtv

alias char-major-81 ivtv

# nvidia kernel module

alias char-major-195 nvidia-1_0-7667

alias nvidia nvidia-1_0-7667


Any ideas?



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