[mythtv-users] mythtvosd crashing frontend
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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