[mythtv-users] mythtvosd crashing frontend

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Sun Nov 18 21:21:36 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> I'm probably one of the few people using mythtvosd, but I was wondering 
> if anyone else was having similar issues.
> I've got the NCID client installed on each of my front end systems.  The 
> whole point of NCID is to display CallerID information on the mythtv 
> screen when either watching recordings, live tv, or videos if a call 
> comes in.  It does this via mythtvosd.
> Now, about 90% of the time it works flawlessly.  The remaining 10% of 
> the time, the call to mythtvosd will cause the entire mythfrontend 
> application to crash.  This only started happening when I upgraded to 
> 0.20.2 for the SchedulesDirect.org switch over back in late August.  
> This has been on my list of things to look in to, but it was little more 
> than an annoyance (we don't get a lot of calls to start with) that I had 
> kept putting off.
> However, with some recent visitors, this has been more noticeable.  
> Ugh.  I could simply disable NCID on the myth boxes and be done with it, 
> but it is a nice feature (without the frontend crashing aspect). :)  Is 
> it worth reporting this issue...?  Or is it just localized to me..?

I should point out that it isn't just NCID.. If you call:
mythtvosd --template="alert" --alert_text="Hello"
There's a good chance it will cause the front end to fall over... :(


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