minimyth hangs when starting X

Help with booting MiniMyth

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minimyth hangs when starting X

Post by bram » Mon May 05, 2008 8:56 pm

I have been running mythtv for over a year, but have some issues after upgrading to latest version

everything boots fine from PXE server, but after downloading the themes, minimyth seems to "hang" and I can't even telnet into the machine "connection closed". And there is of course no output on my TV to see what is going on

any clues at all ?

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Post by Pablo » Tue May 06, 2008 1:10 am

You might try setting MM_X_ENABLED='no' in your minimyth.conf. This will stop X from starting. After that, telnet in as user 'minimyth', run the command 'xinit', and see whether or not there is anything useful in the telnet window.
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Post by bram » Tue May 06, 2008 7:28 pm

doesn't help. I cannot even telnet to the host (but I can ping it); the webinterface isn't available either;

I think I'd better hook it up to a monitor and start from scratch (sighs)
Sounds like a network issue. Can you hook up a keyboard and switch to the console screen?

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Post by bram » Tue May 06, 2008 9:01 pm

hooked up a monitor and now have visual :-)

it looks like it "crashes" - can't really tell cause the black screen flashed - only thing I could make up was "unionfs"

I see it crashing when it's at the part with "configuring MythTV"

system really hangs so a bit puzzled as to how I can troubleshoot further: not possible to use telnet, ssh or VNC

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Post by Pablo » Wed May 07, 2008 1:14 am

What MiniMyth version are you using?

If you are using -48, then could you try -47? You can find it here.

The -47 version and the -48 version have different kernels. Others have reported problems with the 2.6.25 kernel in -48.
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Post by Pablo » Wed May 07, 2008 4:10 am

In addition to (or instead of) -47, could you give the just uploaded -49 a try? It has the 2.6.24.6 kernel rather than the 2.6.25 kernel.
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