[mythtv-users] mythfrontend crashes playing live TV or recordings - Suggestions?

Oliver Maunder mail at olivermaunder.co.uk
Thu Sep 27 19:48:47 UTC 2007


I'm building a MythTV frontend box using a Via EPIA EX1000EG and Ubuntu
Feisty. I've got Ubuntu installed, and I've built the latest Via drivers,
and I've installed mythfrontend from the Feisty repositories. But when I try
to watch live TV or play a recording the screen goes black and the PC
completely freezes. Even ssh sessions lock up!

The backend seems to be set up OK, and I can access it fine with
mythfrontend running on a laptop.

I'm using standard MPEG2 decoding - I haven't tried setting up XvMC yet.

When the frontend crashes, the backend shows that one of the tuners is in
use watching live TV - so the connection to the backend has been made.

I've tried logging what happens by running

   mythfrontend --verbose all > myth.log

However, the system crashes before anything relevant gets written to the

I'm at a bit of a loss on how to go forward with this. Has anyone got any


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