[mythtv-users] mythfrontend unresponsive after inactivity

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Thu Jun 5 23:26:42 UTC 2008

> I have the same issue. For me changing to static images rather than the
> preview video fixed it however I dislike that option and now just make
> sure that I dont leave it on that screen.

Yeah, thats what I suspected. As I mentioned, there was a bug in the
code before with regard to live previews. When deleting the last video
from the list, it would hang because I was waiting for a condition to
be met, but the function that set that condition would only get called
if there was a video to render. I fixed that bug. When I first saw
this hanging-after-idle topic mentioned a few months ago, I suspected
it was a similar scenario, but I was never able to replicate it on my
system, thus I couldn't debug it.

One possibility that just occurred to me...did you have a screen saver
enabled when this problem would occur? I have the screen saver
disabled, but Justin said he is using one. Perhaps that is part of the
necessary conditions.

Also, if it's related to the same bug I fixed, one of the features of
that bug was that it wasn't actually frozen. It just appeared frozen.
If you alt-tabbed between different windows a few times, it would
eventually unfreeze itself. Can  one of you give that a try and see if
it unfreezes it? If so, then that really helps to pinpoint the problem
as being another variation of the same bug.

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