[mythtv-users] black screen at "watch tv" -- RingBuf (fd -1) error
jack at webhouse.cc
Sat Jan 20 00:48:41 UTC 2007
I was having that same issue. I also saw it other times including when
running glxgears. After commenting out glx from xorg.conf I was stable.
After a bit more digging I found out that xorg.conf was loading the
wrong libglx.so. I did the quick and dirty copy of libglx.so out of
the /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia directory
into /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/ and all is good. The correct fix
is probably to put a ModulePath entry in xorg.conf, but since
nvidia-settings likes to overwrite xorg.conf every time I make a change
(and I'm experimenting on getting good tv settings) I did it the hack
On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 17:03 -0700, clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> I dont know if this is the same, or a related error, but
> everything was running fine for me until about two weeks ago, when I did an
> since then, almost as soon as I start running mythfrontend, the screen goes
> and I drop out of X11 (gnome).
> The log from mythfrontend says
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.118 Using runtime prefix = /usr/local
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.122 DPMS is active.
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.130 New DB connection, total: 1
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.134 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.135 Total desktop dim: 1280x1024, with 1 screen[s].
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.136 Using screen 0, 1280x1024 at 0,0
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.145 Current Schema Version: 1160
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.145 mythfrontend version: 0.20.20060828-3 www.mythtv.org
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.146 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.327 Total desktop dim: 1280x1024, with 1 screen[s].
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.328 Using screen 0, 1280x1024 at 0,0
> 2007-01-19 16:52:00.329 Switching to square mode (Iulius)
> mythfrontend: Fatal IO error: client killed
> which doesnt give me any hints as to what could be wrong.
> The only line added to the backend.log (after the frontend has been started) is
> ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 25375, errno = 0
> I have done a number of updates since the time of the error (one just now,
> Friday afternoon at 1430MST) hoping that the problem would have been
> fixed, but no luck.
> Anyone else seeing anything similar?
> Why me?
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