[mythtv-users] NVidia HDMI "Device or resource busy" when it isn't

Kingsley Turner krt at krt.com.au
Tue Jun 21 20:02:42 UTC 2016

On 16/06/16 14:08, Kingsley Turner wrote:
> On 16/06/16 12:25, Hika van den Hoven wrote:
>> Hoi Kingsley,
>> Thursday, June 16, 2016, 2:58:51 AM, you wrote:
>>> Occasionally I get audio failing to start when playing a video     
>>> (Mythbuntu 14, x86-64).
>>> It seems to happen about 30% of the time on video start.
>>> It doesn't seem to matter if the box was recently playing video, or 
>>> sitting idle for hours.
>> Unless you need pulse for for instance skype do not enable it. Myth
>> does not use it and actually tries to disable.
>> It muddies the picture no matter what causes your problem.
> Thanks Hika,
> I've uninstantiated pulse, so I'll test it to see if it breaks again.
> I've just done some quick tests, and it didn't break.  But sometimes it
> doesn't happen for days, then you get 3 in an hour.

Hi All,

I haven't see this happen for a week now.
So fingers-crossed, it's fixed.

Now I just need to write something that keeps the HDMI audio channel open to 
my lazy amplifier.


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