[ATrpms-users] Mythfrontend Zombies & Segfaults
t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 13 01:58:23 CET 2012
On 1/12/2012 4:22 PM, James Szinger wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:20:26 -0800
> Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
>> On 1/12/2012 3:50 AM, Steve Cliffe wrote:
>>> I've updated to 6.2 and can confirm that the zombies are still
>>> around. I'm still running the same Nvidia version I was previously
>>> using (275.09.07) as history has taught me not to try updating too
>>> many things at once :-(
>>> The zombie issue only seems to occur for me when watching Live TV,
>>> which I don't do much, so whilst it is a pain it would be nice to
>>> have a fix.
>>> Happy to help with further diagnosis if anyone has any suggestions.
>> For me, the zombies pop up immediately on running the frontend. I
>> don't have to execute any particular function.
> I'm running mythtv on a CentOS 6.2 system, and it's working well---I
> haven't noticed any problems. Although, now that I've read this thread
> I see 4 defunct mythfrontend processes on a freshly booted system.
> Have you tried the open-source video drivers. They are much improved
> since EL 5. The mythtv box is using the radeon chip on the motherboard:
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon
> HD 4200]
> 01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 HDMI Audio
> [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
> I also have a Fedora laptop using the nouveau driver and mythfrontend
> runs fine on it.
> The laptop also has 4 defunct mythfrontend processes, but it has the
> RPM Fusion build of mythtv. This might be an upstream problem.
What's your video output like? I haven't revisited the whole video
support issue in a long time. I settled on Nvidia + VDPAU quite a while
ago. I need to drive Full 1080 HD on a 60" plasma and don't have room
for any hiccups.
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