[vdr] Suffering from continuous vdr restarts in various situations

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Mon Apr 16 21:57:00 CEST 2007


Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> we're suffering from continuous vdr restarts every few minutes during 
> recording of certain programs, while this is spat into syslog:
> [...]
> The signal quality looks fine. 

Did you check the signal quality of the second card, or just the first 
card? The femon plugin allows to manually switch to the second card for 
receiving.

Does this only happen on Pro7/Sat1/Kabel1? If yes, its most probably 
DECT telephone interference, in rare cases it may be related to all 
vertical transmissions. In any case you may want to switch to the new 
transponder. See http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=60914

There may be additional side effects, for example, what channel the 
first card is tuned to, or whether the first card is tuned at all 
(recording playback), and others.

Generally, keep an eye on cables and connectors, bad connections are a 
common source of trouble.

Cheers,

Udo



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