[mythtv-users] HD-PVR problem

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 20:34:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Douglas Peale <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net>wrote:

> On 07/15/2010 12:14 PM, Alex Tomlins wrote:
> > On 15/07/10 00:12, James Orr wrote:
> > I'd seriously consider running a memory checker on your system.  I'd
> > recommend memtest86 (http://memtest.org/).  it's free, and very good.  I
> > think it's also included as a package in ubuntu, so you can just apt-get
> > install it, and it then shows up as an entry in your boot menu.
> > Otherwise, just burn the downloadable iso to a cd and boot from that.
> >
> > If you suspect faulty ram it's always worth making sure.  If you ram is
> > faulty, all sorts of random things can break.
> >
> Let the memtest86 run for a long time. I have had memory that repeatably
> failed only on the 5th pass, never earlier.
> I will do that, but I did find some references to some people with the same
problem including the crash on this list and I'm not having any other issues
with the system so I suspect my memory is OK.

Although it was very strange how it was working OK for a while then suddenly
nothing I did could make it work again until I switched it to RCA audio.
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