[mythtv-users] Playback hung

Will Dormann wdormann at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 12:17:28 UTC 2014

On 3/17/14, 12:31 AM, Dick Steffens wrote:
> While watching a recorded program it hung. There was no response to the
> remote, no response to the keyboard, and no response to the mouse (which
> I can see at the top edge of the screen while the front end is running).
> The only solution was to power cycle the machine.

If the lights on your keyboard were blinking, then you had a kernel
panic.  Check your logs (in /var/log/) for the cause, looking at
timestamps around when the problem happened.

Otherwise, perhaps check for a dying hard drive via smartmontool's smartctl.


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