[mythtv-users] Crashing mythTV

Andrew Stadt acstadt at stadt.ca
Sun Jan 30 21:09:25 UTC 2011

On 30/01/2011 3:12 PM, Jeff Cranmer wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 09:08 +1300, Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Jeff Cranmer<jeff at lotussevencars.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> My mythTV system has developed a habit of crashing while navigating
>>> through the menus.  It goes from its normal display to a blank, light
>>> blue screen, and shortly thereafter the CPU fan activates, indicating
>>> that the processor is being asked to do a lot of processing.
>>> As far as I can tell, the only way to get it out of this mode is to
>>> press the reset button on the front of the PC and let it reboot.
>>> Can anyone give me any guidance as to how to diagnose and fix this
>>> issue?
>> diagnosis can be assisted by ssh in from another machine to look at
>> processes and logs
> Thanks.
> I'm not a Linux expert, and even less of a network expert.  How do I ssh
> in from another machine?
> I have another linux PC (OpenSUSE) on the same internal network.  The
> myth box is gentoo-based.
> Jeff
IIRC, by default, the ssh daemon is not run by default on gentoo boxes, 
so, on the myth box, as root, run
# /etc/init.d/sshd start
While you're at it, you should probably also:
# rc-update add sshd default
so sshd is started every time you reboot that machine it will be started.

Then you can ssh in from another host and try and figure out what is 
going on.

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