[vdr] DVB-card or vdr stops receiving?

Rene Hertell linuxtv at hertell.com
Mon May 26 16:12:27 CEST 2008

Markku Tavasti wrote:
> I have newly istalled Ubuntu 8.04 with ubuntu packaged vdr
> 1.6.0. Output is with libxineoutput-plugin. 
> System works fine, but after some time (many hours, don't know how
> many) system stops receiving. Setting 'Min. User inactivity' is set to
> zero, so system won't say anything about shutting down. It just stops
> receiving, and selcting channel doesn't show any program. If there is
> some timer for recording, on timer system does restart, and most
> likely reloads DVB card drivers, and everything works. Also doing
> restart from menu salvages system. 

I run a similar system, but without libxine. I have two dvb-cards, one 
FF Technotrend DVB-S (which outputs the video and sound), and one budget 
Technotrend dvb-t card.

Today in the morning I had my vdr "frozen" to the last sat-channel I was 
watching yesterday, and when trying to swap to dvb-t channel, I got the 
"channel unavailable". The sat-channels worked normally, but the dvb-t 
card did not. Restarting VDR and reloading the drivers did not help. I 
had to do a full reboot to get the dvt-t channels to work...

This happens to me a couple of times per week, and it's really annoying 
cause I miss recordings because of this :-(

I run also the latest Ubuntu 8.04, but with fairly recent drivers from 

Could this be some kind of conflict with the Ubuntu-kernel and the 


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