[mythtv-users] everyday i have to make sure myth worked the day before

Alex Tomlins alex at tomlins.org.uk
Sat Apr 2 09:32:46 UTC 2011

On 01/04/11 12:01, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> There used to be a time when my wife would accuse Mythtv of not
> recording something it was supposed to and without even questioning it I
> would defend Mythtv and say, if it was supposed to record it, it did.
> And every time I was proven correct.
> Lately however, I spend a few minutes every single morning looking over
> the "Upcoming Recordings" schedule for the previous 24 hours (which I
> keep open in a browser window and keep a day or 3 "behind" since there
> is no way to ask Mythweb for what the schedule was in the past) and make
> sure that everything that was supposed to record did and was recorded
> completely.
> And sadly, every few days I have to go report to my wife when something
> that was supposed to record didn't, for no fault of our own, but due to
> mythbackend locking up and/or having to be restarted so that a frontend
> can communicate with it, etc.
> Every time this happens it gets harder and harder to continue selling
> how we should keep using it and how we should not slide back into the
> ugly mode of scheduling our lives around when television shows are
> airing so that we can sit down in front of the television while the show
> is airing to make sure we don't miss it.

I had similar issues a while back (I think I even added a gdb trace to a 
ticket you created).  The problem seems to have gone away for me now.

I'm running 2 Hauppauge Nova-T PCI cards. What I think fixed it was to 
increase the tuning delay to 500ms for both cards.  I also disabled 
Active EIT scanning on one of the cards.  Interestingly, after making 
those changes, it locked up once more on me shortly afterwards, but 
hasn't again since.


Alex Tomlins
Email/Jabber: alex at tomlins.org.uk

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