Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#4185 closed defect (fixed)

mythtvosd causes mythfrontend to exit abnormally

Reported by: rich.west@… Owned by: danielk
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: head
Severity: low Keywords: mythtvosd mythfrontend crash
Cc: Ticket locked: no


In using mythtvosd to display either caller id information (via tools like NCID which use mythtvosd as the display mechanism) or text messages, there are a percentage of times where its use will cause the running mythfrontend to exit entirely.

These exits ONLY happen when playing video, live tv, or watching recordings. These exits do not happen all of the time; one gets the feeling that it is about 20% of the time.

I posted a question about this to the users mailing list (, and a few people using 0.20.2 and trunk (0.21) responded with 'me too' comments.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by danielk

Milestone: 0.21unknown
Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to danielk
Version: 0.20.2head

This is due to the OSD not being locked when using mythtvosd. I wrote a patch for some months back, and it is part of the mythtv-pip changes that Stanley is working on.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by rich.west@…

Was this back ported?

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Dibblah

Status: newassigned

The branch has not yet been applied to trunk, so no. It is currently in the mythtv-vid branch.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by danielk

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed by recent mythtv-vid merge

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