[mythtv-users] black screen at "watch tv" -- RingBuf (fd -1) error

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Fri Jan 19 17:31:19 UTC 2007

Igor Murashkin wrote:
> After configuring and installing ivtv, mythtv, etc, I'm now getting an 
> error when trying to go to "Watch TV"
> I am running everything under the mythtv user on the same computer:
> My backend logs are at http://rafb.net/p/9WmL6y65.html, frontend logs 
> at http://rafb.net/p/5VyT0X10.html
> I think the key here is:
> 2007-01-19 10:23: 35.348 
> RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv//1036_20070119102328.mpg): Invalid file (fd 
> -1) when opening '/var/lib/mythtv//1036_20070119102328.mpg'.
> Unfortunately that is *very* much a valid file, as when I do `mplayer 
> '/var/lib/mythtv//1036_20070119102328.mpg'` the file plays just fine 
> (until the backend expires it).
> If anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it, its my first time with mythtv and I'd rather not use MCE. 
What about permissions?  Are you doing both actions as the same user?


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