[olug] A mythtv mythtery

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 21:06:29 UTC 2012

I enabled a BIOS level watchdog timer on a ubuntu server this year thinking
the kernel module would be loaded automatically .... no ... our phone
system rebooted every five minutes.   The watchdogs could be set in two
different places in the BIOS.  MOST likely not your problem, but I thought
I would share the humor.    Did not catch the reboots before racing back to
switch off with the wife, so had to wake and load all 3 kids and head back
while wife went to work.

On Monday, April 23, 2012, Dave Thacker <dthacker at bluestrain.net> wrote:
> On Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:19:09 PM Dave Thacker wrote:
>> The characters:
>> Mythbuntu 11.10-Running both front and back end
>> Hauppage PVR-350
>> Dell Optiplex 210L/P4 3.0 Ghz/2 GB Ram
>> I built this last weekend and set up recordings.  The system stayed up
>> 5 days and recorded about 15 shows.  When I play any show back, the
>> spontaneously reboots anywhere from 1-5 minutes into the show.  Top tells
>> me the system is bored and is not swapping during playback.  I see no
>> smoking guns in these logs:
>> kern.log
>> syslogl
>> mythbackend.log
>> mythfrontend.log
>> Where should I look for clues next?
> Suggestions were bad caps-didn't see any
> Memory-ran memtest for 30 hours without an error
> Hard Drives-still testing
> Dave
>> Thanks!
>> Dave
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