[mythtv-users] 9.10/0.22 playback causes drive problems

Jonno jonnojohnson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 19:43:00 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Jonno <jonnojohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since upgrading to Mythbuntu 9.10 I've been having major problems when
> trying to watch recorded shows. I get occasional visual abberrations
> combined with an audio distortion that sounds a bit like a light
> saber. After a while the show will freeze and I get a message that
> there were too many frame buffers or something like that. It also
> makes the drive I store recordings on inaccessible and I find I have
> to reboot.
> My setup is an ASUS P1-AH2 barebones system with on-board Nvidia 6150
> graphics. There is an IDE drive which hosts the system and then a SATA
> drive (xfs) which hosts the recordings. Everything ran fine on
> Mythbuntu 9.04
> At first I noticed that the recordings drive was heavily (>90%)
> fragmented so I've been working on that but now it is <12% fragmented
> and the problems are still happening. It also happens on new
> recordings which shouldn't be fragmented at all. I've run xfs_repair
> also and it doesn't seem to come up with any error messages.
> Has there been a major change in 0.22 that could mean my 6150 chipset
> can't keep up with the graphics display?
> Is there a way to check that the problem is with playback rather than
> in the recording process?
> I could add a graphics card but this will mean removing the wireless
> card which in turn means getting around to wiring ethernet cable to
> the tv which I haven't found time to do. I'd like to first figure out
> if that is really the problem.
> Any other suggestions would be welcome.

I forgot the obvious. Will post front and backend logs this evening.

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