[mythtv-users] Stabalizing Firewire?
dave at frascone.com
Tue May 8 13:35:51 UTC 2007
Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 5/8/07, David Frascone <dave at frascone.com> wrote:
>> I've noticed that firewire support is flaky at best. But -- I still
>> need it for premium highdef channels.
>> So -- Does anyone have any ideas how to stabalize it? I'm thinking
>> reboot it and my backend every once in a while. But -- how can I tell
>> when the backend is idle?
>> I'm thinking of an algorithm something like this:
>> If it is between 2:00AM and 4:00AM
>> And, there are no recordings scheduled in the next 15 minutes
>> Turn off STB.
>> (Part of my mythbackend startup script turns the STB back on.)
>> The only other thing I can think of is to modify my turn-on script to
>> run firewire_tester to make sure we have ptp connectivity working.
>> So -- if the above algorithm is sound:
>> How can I tell if there are recordings pending? Play with SQL in the
> are you running SVN?
Yesterday, it wouldn't let me tune to any channel on firewire. When I
ran plugreport, I got only errors .. . . the firewire connection had
"disappeared". When I rebooted the box (the myth backend, not the STB),
everything started working fine.
Some minds should be cultivated, others plowed under...
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