[ATrpms-users] Mythfrontend Zombies & Segfaults
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Mon Feb 13 02:33:42 CET 2012
Do you know if its now safe to upgrade to the Nvidia 290 release now?
I was having some issues with the previous mix of kernels and drivers
And I see the latest kernel hasn't got the 280 release.
So do I upgrade?
On Thu 19/01/2012 4:19 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 1/16/2012 8:20 AM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Yes, the zombies fire off right as mythfrontend is started and nothing
>> has been done. This host is targeted as a untended, headless host. So
>> mythfrontend starts right at boot time. I log in remotely and
>> immediately see the zombies.
>> *With* nvidia, the zombies hang around as I view content and I
>> mythfrontend crashes. So far with nouveau, it's looking stable and I'm
>> seeing the zombies get cleared out.
>> I mis-spoke on my previous post. I think this does point to a problem
>> with the nvidia driver.
>> I had posted to the mythtv-users list a couple of months ago regarding
>> this problem and am only now getting back to it. The info I got back was
>> something regarding udev and how it was an old problem and shouldn't be
>> happening any more unless there was a miscompile.
>> I'm trying to gather more information here before I go back to
>> It's been a while since I tried running an strace on one of Axel's
>> packages. Don't you need to install the devel package for symbols or
> Update. My plan to test the older nvidia drivers is a non-starter. The 190 and 195 drivers
> fail with a missing symbol error and the driver refuses to load. I wonder why Axel keeps
> them around.
> So, I've gone back to the new stable nvidia driver 275.43. The bad news is the zombies are
> still present on the first execution of mythfrontend.
> The good news: the zombies are now clearing out on the first viewing of a video just like
> I was seeing with nouveau. I have now viewed dozens of recordings, going in and out of
> different ones and stability seems excellent. No crashes so far. No zombies after the
> first ones are cleared out.
> The stability problem may have been a permissions problem in the mythfrontend user's home
> directory. I don't run mythfrontend as root and some of the needed directories had
> incorrect ownership and permissions on them. Things seemed to get better after I fixed
> that problem.
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