[mythtv-users] After upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, frontend crashes X

Ram Ramesh rramesh2400 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 00:36:16 UTC 2020

On 11/3/20 3:53 PM, Bob Sully wrote:
> <bump>
> To restate -
> I have two frontend machines, both running identical hardware and 
> operating systems (Intel i7-4770k processors, Gigabyte motherboards 
> (same model), 32GB RAM, NVidia 640GT video.  Both run Ubuntu 20.04 and 
> Myth v31, using vdpau.
> Both are running 4K video (though different monitors).
> After updating the first machine (hostname Yoda) to 20.04 and v31 
> (from 18.04/v31), I tried to change some of the parameters (start the 
> GUI in HD, but go to 4K for actual playback; before it was playing 
> back at HD resolution also, but since I upgraded to 4K, I figured I 
> should be able to use the whole screen, not just a quarter of it).  
> Well, as summarized earlier, firing up mythfrontend on this machine 
> now hard crashes X.
> The second machine (hostname Solo) cleanly updated to 20.04 from 18.04 
> and mythfrontend works beautifully on it, at HD for the GUI and 4K for 
> playback.
> It seems that the easiest fix here is simply to copy Solo's 
> configuration to Yoda.  However, I don't see any files which would 
> appear to fix this.  Config.xml doesn't seem to contain anything 
> relevant to the problem, and none of the .xml files in the themes 
> directory have changed for several years, if at all.
> Can someone give me a list of files, if any, I can copy from Solo to 
> Yoda to deal with this?
> There is no database on the frontends that I can find...is the config 
> info for the frontends kept in the DB on the backend?
> Backend is also running v31 on 20.04.
> Scratching my head...any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
> -- 
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I had exact same problem. Frontend would occasionally hesitate and die 
or simply hang the machine to a point that I have to hard reset.

After some trying to debug for a while, I gave and installed debian 10 
and installed myth v31 and it is working well so far.



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