[mythtv-users] Massive upgrade headaches continue

German Rodriguez callmegar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 22:31:21 UTC 2009

Which nvidia driver are you using on Frontend 2, this happened to me with 190.xx

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Enigma <enigma at thedonnerparty.com> wrote:
> Well, I finally bit the bullet and started the upgrade of my Myth
> network (1 backend, 3 frontends) to 0.22.  I am now on hour 19 of this
> process, 15 yesterday and up to four today. Every step of this process
> has been horrid, with issue after issue cropping up in the upgrades.
> I have worked through most of the problems and now have my backend
> upgraded (with some issues) and have 2 of the frontends partially
> upgraded.  I still have a host of issues that I hope somebody on the
> list recognizes and can point me at some solutions.
> Backend:
> This is a dedicated backend.  It was running Debian etch, I did a
> dist-upgrade to lenny and checked out the 0.22-fixes branch.  The
> compile went well and everything seemed to install correctly.  When
> running the backend, I will get the message:
> FilterManager, Error: Failed to load filter library:
> '/usr/local/lib/mythtv/filters/libpostprocess.so'
> /usr/local/lib/mythtv/filters/libpostprocess.so: undefined symbol:
> pp_help
> Examining the file in question leads me to believe this is an old version:
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 4924 Oct 23  2007
> /usr/local/lib/mythtv/filters/libpostprocess.so
> It looks like I have the code in my tree at
> mythtv/filters/postprocess/ but the build process did not build that
> filter.  The other filters in /usr/local/lib/mythtv/filters/ are all
> new, other than that one and libconvert.so.  Are there ./configure
> flags I need to pass to get that filter to build?
> Frontend 1:
> This is a MSI Hetis 915 that boots off the network.  It was running
> Debian etch,  I put a hard disk in it and installed Ubuntu karmic and
> then converted that install to netbooting.  I did the install using a
> monitor, when I moved the box back to the entertainment center I was
> unable to get the S-Video output working.  This machine has onboard
> Intel graphics (915G chip) that was previously handled by the "i810"
> driver, which was what I was using before.  Under the new "intel"
> driver, S-Video output no longer functions.  I found hundreds of
> instances of people complaining about this, but for some reason the
> Ubuntu folks decided to replace something that works with something
> that doesn't (seems to be a habit with them).  The i810 driver isn't
> even an option so tv out isn't an option.  Some people have put
> together a SF project that is a chroot with the i810 driver just so
> they can get their TV out back
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/i810tvout/) but it doesn't look like
> that is an option for Myth.  The xorg log shows the S-Video output as
> disconnected if it is the only connected input, it can detect it if
> the VGA is also connected but that is not an option for my mythbox.
> The TV_Connector option is supposed to override the load detection,
> but it does not
> (http://www.mail-archive.com/xorg@lists.freedesktop.org/msg08882.html).
> Does anyone have their TV output working with the intel driver?
> So I decided to put a PCI 9400 GT card back into this box, to see if
> it works any better than my experiences with 0.21, see
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/404521#404521 for
> details.  Karmic packages the 185 series of drivers, so far I have
> seen only one instance of playback exiting but when it did it
> corrupted the display and required a full reboot to use the card
> again, similar to my experience with the 190.* drivers.
> The main issue that I am having now is that sometimes sound will drop
> out when watching a recording and never return.  I am using a
> CM8738-based PCI card, outputting through optical to a receiver.  To
> get sound back I have to exit the recording and re-start it.  It seems
> like it is a bigger problem with HD recordings.  When watching, I get
> WriteAudio: buffer underrun messages in the frontend log (sometimes
> even when playback is paused), as well as the occasional NVP(x):
> prebuffering pause message.  When the audio stops it is usually
> accompanied by this message but there are no other obvious log entries
> related to the audio.  Is there any way to debug this?
> Frontend 2:
> Asus Pundit that was running Ubuntu jaunty. I was in the process of
> upgrading to karmic when the hard drive failed. Yes, another issue to
> add to the list, lucky me!  I took the hard drive from my Frontend 1
> install and used it to get this machine back on its feet.  The only
> issue remaining with this frontend is the video.  It has integrated
> Nvidia 6150 video, outputting over a DVI-HDMI cable to a 1080p screen.
>  The card for some reason can't acquire EDID over this interface.
> Still working on this, I'm pretty sure there is a sulution since I had
> it working at 1080p before, I just forgot what I did ;-)
> That's all for now, thanks to everyone who actually got to this point
> in the reading.  Part of the reason for this message is to see if
> anyone is having the same issues, the other part is to get the
> problems clear in my head.  Thanks for putting up with my rant.
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