[mythtv-users] Xine-UI 0.99.6 exit issue?

Nick Ellson grimm at nickellson.com
Mon Jul 12 22:17:49 UTC 2010

I took the plunge and updated my two Myth Frontends from .21 to what ever 
was latest as of a week ago. I use Gentoo as my distro, so basically 
upaded everything (Including Xine-UI).

I use Xine as my external video player for .iso files, as the internal is 
still very jerky on my systems. (Using nVidia MB with nVidia binary 

When Xine upgraded, it stopped exiting cleanly with Lirc or even the "Q" 
key on the keyboard. Sometimes it will just hang, sometimes it will exit 
to Myth but leave processes running that prevent anything else from using 
the sound card.

Manually killing the task works, and resores normal function. of 
everything I updated, this was the ONLY glitch and I see many posts 
starting back in 2008 about this similar problem.

I had stumbled onto a discussion somewhere that there was an actual patch 
to Xine (or Xine-Lib) that would address this, but it was not in the 
current release. I wished I had saved that link, because I can't seem to 
find it again.. just a series of folks that use some variant of scripting 
or irexec to run a killall/pkill after the STOP/EXIT lirc command is 

Anyone else familiar with what I am facing? I tried searching the gossamer 
archive of this list first, but haven't see the thread that would help.

Thanks in advance for any pointers!


Nick Ellson
CCIE# 20018
MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.

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