[mythtv-users] Firewire hard locks

Chris Weiland hobbiticus at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 01:22:53 UTC 2007

Well, I tried updating my video drivers and it didn't help.  Anyone else
have any ideas?

On 2/13/07, Stephen Sassman <sassman1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My system is pretty similar to yours:
> MSI K9N platinum (nForce 570 chipset)
> AMD 64 4200+ (dual core)
> nVidia 7600 GS PCI-E
> Motorola DCT6416 cable box
> Kernel version 2.6.18, 32 bit
> Debian Etch (testing), with mythtv packages from
> mythtv.org (SVN 12735)
> I had problems with hard locks a while back. These cleared up after
> upgrading my nvidia driver (now using 9746) and adding the correct
> modeline for my TV. Are you sure that it is firewire related? Maybe
> try a different nvidia driver.
> I have had problems related to firewire, but no hard locks that have
> been firewire related. My problems with firewire have been fixed by
> running firewire_tester multiple times, or if that didn't work after
> many tries I had to rm /usr/local/bin/mythtv* and run 'make install'
> in the  mythtv-svn directory to reinstall the binaries.
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