Re: Bugfix (?) for bttv [PATCH]

Richard Guenther (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 12:21:02 +0100 (MET)

On 21 Jan 1998, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:

> (Richard Guenther) writes:
> >Lockups (during normal usage of xawtv) happen usually at channel-switch
> >time.
> This is an interesting information.
> A friend of mine writes software for frame grabbing cards like the
> BTTV and he always says: "Once the grabber loses its sync, then many
> times the synced irq gets lost and then the grabber is toast".
> Maybe you have some problem with interrupt handling?

I don't think so, but if I have them, what would I expect to see
(even without bttv)? Yesterday I got a lockup right after starting
xawtv, an before the Window appeared. This makes me think of an
X (XFree3.2) / Windowmanager (Fvwm2) bug!? (will try it without

BTW. these lockups are really annoying...


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