[mythtv-users] Playback hung

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Mon Mar 17 22:50:56 UTC 2014

On 03/17/2014 03:28 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/17/2014 12:31 AM, Dick Steffens wrote:
>> While watching a recorded program it hung.
>> <snip>
> FWIW, it sounds more like X--or your system itself--locked up, and not 
> that MythTV playback froze.  Generally, when this happens, it's due to 
> problems with drivers (here, likely the display/graphics driver), and 
> requires some sort of restart (at minimum X, but, IMHO, it's easier to 
> reboot the system and know it will work than to try restarting 
> different things over and over until it appears to work again).

While I've been using Linux for a good number of years, now, I'm not so 
advanced with it that I know exactly what to look at when -- on rare 
occasion -- things go south, and find it easier to reboot, too. This is 
especially true when my focus is not on working with the computer, but 
using the computer to do something else, like watching TV.


Dick Steffens

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