[mythtv-users] mythbuntu stops working for no reason

David L idht4n at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 19:49:48 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Dan Hayes wrote:
> Ok, I just checked and the entire machine is not locking up.  Its just the
> mythtv frontend that's freezing.  while its frozen, the caps lock key
> toggles the light on the keyboard, and I can drop to a command prompt with
> ctrl+alt+f1.  commands enter and run fine while the frontend is locked up
> attempting to play live tv.

I have a lot of front end lock ups too.  I've been able to use
to switch desktops.  I leave a terminal open in that desktop with
"killall mythfrontend.real" in the history.  It's a pain, but at least
it's only the
frontend and not the backend.  I haven't gotten a remote control yet, but when I
do, I'm going to dedicate a key to killing and restarting the frontend if that's



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