[mythtv-users] Flaky new Fedora7 MythTV Frontend install

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Sun Aug 26 01:40:53 UTC 2007

I'm going through the process of upgrading my frontend systems to 
Fedora7 (for reasons I won't bother to go in to) and, admittedly, it has 
gone very smoothly.  Well, so far.  I did the first two systems with 
relative ease.  It is the last frontend I am having troubles with.

I built the one box, then made a dump of the two volumes (root and boot) 
once I had it working the way I wanted it to.  I then copied the dump 
files over to one frontend, backed up the current fc6 install, and 
restored the system from the dumps of the other front end.  I fired up 
the machine (yes, I am leaving a couple of key steps out, but you get 
the idea), and it worked right away.  Cool.

So, I did this to the remaining frontend in the basement which is the 
only one hooked up via DVI-HDMI to our big screen and pumping audio via 
optical out.  Same process for setting up the box.  Viola.  It works.  
Well, sort of.  I can navigate through menus, I can view the gallery, 
listen to music with GOOM as the display, but if I elect to watch a 
Video or a recorded show, the screen goes black, and my TV acts as if it 
lost its input.

The xorg.conf file was copied right from the previous (and working) 
install that was under FC6.  .xsession-errors has logged:
2007-08-25 21:26:25.311 TV: Attempting to change from None to 
2007-08-25 21:26:26.153 DPMS Deactivated
0: start_time: 0.036 duration: 323.576
1: start_time: 0.017 duration: 323.536
stream: start_time: 0.189 duration: 3595.503 bitrate=3765 kb/s
2007-08-25 21:26:26.223 AFD: Opened codec 0x161c0b0, id(MPEG2VIDEO) 
2007-08-25 21:26:26.224 AFD: Opened codec 0x2acfd40, id(MP2) type(Audio)
2007-08-25 21:26:26.230 Opening ALSA audio device 'default'.
2007-08-25 21:26:31.711 VideoOutputXv: XvMCTex: Init failed
2007-08-25 21:26:31.713 VideoOutputXv: XVideo Adaptor Name: 'NV Video 
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  141
  Minor opcode:  14
  Resource id:  0x197
2007-08-25 21:26:34.246 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
2007-08-25 21:26:34.491 Realtime priority would require SUID as root.
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
2007-08-25 21:26:35.837 Video timing method: USleep with busy wait
2007-08-25 21:26:37.587 NVP: Timed out waiting for free video buffers.

And the X server is pegged at 99% cpu utilization.

Now, this is the exact same install (with just three modified files 
(xorg.conf, asound.conf, and lircd.conf)) on the exact same hardware 
(except for the optical audio out).

Is this just me...?


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