[mythtv-users] Playback hung

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Tue Mar 18 00:16:14 UTC 2014

On Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:50:51 -0700, you wrote:

>On 03/17/2014 02:17 AM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> On Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:31:23 -0700, you 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.
>>> <snip>
>> You can try Ctrl-Alt-F1 and log in from another tty.  Then do "restart
>> lightdm" to restart the display manager and X.  Or do the same via an
>> ssh login.
>As I said, there was no response to the keyboard. I didn't think to try 
>ssh login. I'll have to remember to do that should it ever happen again.

But did you actually try Ctrl-Alt-F1?  I have had lockups where those
keys did still work.  X was locked up, but not the rest of the system
below X.

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