[mythtv-users] Mythtv rebooting system

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Sat Jan 28 15:42:24 UTC 2006

Nathan A. Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following for my system...
> AMD 1800+
> 756 Megs Memory
> 120 Gig harddrive space
> wireless nic
> PVR-500
> I can get mythtv running fine, but after some random amount of time I
> will have the system reboot.  I have seen very little in the logs, what
> I have seen I posted below.  I have noticed that my cpu usage is at 30%
> -- with no recording going on!  So can anyone help a poor soul out?
> Nasa
> PS: logs look a little different when It's rebooted versus when I cold
> boot it.  I posted the info for when it cold boots (as I have already
> read that is necessary).
Applications don't cause spontaneous reboots.  Bad drivers, hardware, 
memory, etc. do.  Look in your /var/log/messages when it happens and see 
what kind of kernel oops happened or, if the logs don't reveal anything, 
start pulling individual pieces of hardware out and seeing if the 
reboots stop.  If you say it happens when nothing is happening on the 
box, I would guess a driver/hardware issue.


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