[mythtv-users] Possibly OT: Watched Recordings locking up

James Oltman cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 17:13:55 UTC 2009

I am having an issue with a new FE build.  To start, it's an Optiplex 760 w/
Mythbuntu 9.04 x64.  It is using an Intel onboard video:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

And a Creative Audigy 5.1 with SPDIF out:

03:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)

For the video, I'm using the method posted here for drivers:


This has been giving me a great video experience, that is, until a couple
days ago.  I was watching a recording off of my HD PBS channel (47.1).  It
was the National Parks special.  I had watched a few episodes without
issue.  At one point during a recording, the recording just stopped
playing.  I tried to bring up the INFO display and it didn't come up.  I
tried to ping the FE, and it did respond.  So I assumed it was something
else.  Possibly the recording was screwy.  The FE finally stopped the
recording, and I was able to start the recording over again.  Then the next
night, it happened again.  Then today it's happened a couple times but this
time on a 30 minute non-HD (but digital channel 47.3) recording.  So I tried
the ping, and it responded fine.  However, I tried to SSH and VNC into the
FE, and it didn't respond.  I looked at dmesg and the messages log and they
didn't show any errors.  So I thought, maybe it was something with the FE.
I ran a:

mythfrontend -v all -l /home/user/mfe.log

And that's not showing any errors.  The FE finally stopped the playback and
went back to the Recordings menu.  This hasn't happened on a different HD
recording on a different digital channel (43.1).  Is this just possibly an
error in the digital channels broadcast?  Does anyone have any ideas what
this could be?  Any ideas on what other logs I could look at?  Thanks!

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