[mythtv-users] Watch TV 0.24: frontend hang with "waiting 10 ms for decoder lock"

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Mon Apr 4 20:10:27 UTC 2011

On 11-04-04 03:53 PM, Ian Evans wrote:
> While watching live TV, I had the frontend hang with "waiting 10 ms
> for decoder lock". Backend still seemed to be working fine. Running .24
> Two questions:
> 1) what do I need to look for/worry about with that error?

Something may be misconfigured, or the software (mythtv or kernel)
may simply be having a fit with that particular tuner.
When it happens with my system here, a reboot is required to "fix" it.

> 2) I'm used to running a web server remotely and this is my first
> experience with Ubuntu in the same room. :-) How do I exit the hung
> frontend (sounds rude) gracefully and get back to the desktop without
> hitting the ol' reset button?

>From a terminal window (or from the ALT-F2 popup):

    killall mythfrontend
    killall mythfrontend.real


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