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jimmejames

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Mythtv temporary black screen
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:01:29 am »
Has anyone else experience a black screen showing on a media director for a period of time (10 minutes or so) before the tv picture and sound work?  The picture and sound show up immediately on the core, but on media directors there is a delay- no mouse pointer as others have experienced: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=1591.0 or an error like here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=660.0

Once loaded, channels change and display as expected, a/v is in sync, etc. 

I've regenerated the core and the md, I've done restarts, tried UI2 with and without transparency.

It's a Hauppauge PVR 500 installed on the core and the md is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. 
It does the same thing with a Dell Inspiron C400 (delayed picture and audio)

Thanks

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Re: Mythtv temporary black screen
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 07:48:45 pm »
I have setup my hybrid so many times now I have lost count . I have gone though the setup of mythtv and have configured my cards.

I can connect to the backend from any mythtv-frontend on a seperate system. Currently ubuntu gutsy on my laptop and what the feed from both my pvr-150 and pvr-350 all is wel. But I CANNOT watch tv inside linuxmce. i just get a black screen and then a mesage sying that myth is having problems , can I reset the backend. I just say no and escape.

How is it that the server can be working and the frontend not in a supposedly stable product. I am using 7.04 since 7.10b3 was a waste of time in terms of stability. Surely something as fundamental as playing the tv feed should work


.. I am assuming that if you tried to connect to the myth server from a separate machine it would work straight away. I believe it must be something in the frontend that is broken.

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Re: Mythtv temporary black screen
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 09:17:38 pm »
But I CANNOT watch tv inside linuxmce. i just get a black screen and then a mesage sying that myth is having problems , can I reset the backend. I just say no and escape.

.. I am assuming that if you tried to connect to the myth server from a separate machine it would work straight away. I believe it must be something in the frontend that is broken.

Hi,

I had similar problems with mythtv in pluto 2.0.0.44, lmce 0704, 0710b2 and 0710b3, and was about to give up, but the answer given in this post was the solution for me:

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3203.msg21605#msg21605

The magic is in the "forcedirectio" parameter added to the cifs-mount on the MD...at least it was for me...

Hope this helps!
Greetz,
Reint.