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Neon freezing on startup - feerlessleadr - 2011-07-21 06:33
so i have noticed this for the last week or so.
Many times when i start up xbmc with the neon (svn) skin as my default, xbmc will freeze not long after startup. This usually happens right after I get my notification from trakt that it is ready to submit my media.
I have noticed on a number of occasions that when it doesn't freeze, I will get an error saying that randomitems.py has failed.
When xbmc freezes, I have to manually start the task manager and kill xbmc. When I look at the xbmc.exe, the memory usage is increasing rapidly until I kill the task.
Here is a debug log of the last freeze:
And here is a debug of xbmc starting with the randomitems.py failing:
When i use the default skin, it starts up fine everytime.
::EDIT:: And it just happened again, and it looks like I can't start xbmc unless I delete the skin from my profile directory: here is another log in case it helps :-\
- Rygrath - 2011-07-21 07:01
Don't think it's just related to Neon. I have this happening with every skin I've tried for the nightlies.
Best I can figure out it seems to happen when you have addons that do a lot of information pulling off the bat. If I have Weather.com+, RandomItems, TV.Next.Aired and RSS Feeds running, chances are high I will have a freeze. It's like it overloads the network protocols or something. Since they do a fair amount of network activity.
If I disable TV.Next.Aired and Weather.com+ I can finally get XBMC running again. Then I go and turn them on one by one after the initial load. Though this still seems to make XBMC unstable to freezing at various points.
It's been going on for over a week now with the nightlies even on fresh installs. I just keep waiting for the eventual fix to come about and for now just run with TV.Next.Aired disabled since that seems to be the biggest culprit.
Funny thing is I have another computer in the house running the nightlies and all the above mentioned mods running with no issues. So, it has me scratching my head. I remember Ronie posting a link to a trac ticket about a freezing problem, but haven't seen anything done on that for a while now.
- escobar - 2011-07-21 11:59
In my case, Neon freezes for about 10 seconds at startup. It starts when those pop-ups appear (weather & TV guide are updated). It ends exactly when the top-right weather info switches from 0*c to the current temperature.
I'm updated to latest nightly (Wednesday), with passion repo skins. No other skins give me this problem (Aeon, Confluence, BackRow, etc.). They just load & I can navigate right away.
- Zoso161 - 2011-07-21 15:16
Just wanted to say I'm glad to see others experiencing this problem. I also don't have the issue with any other skin except Neon. Hoping for a fix soon.
- feerlessleadr - 2011-07-21 16:10
Rygrath Wrote:Don't think it's just related to Neon. I have this happening with every skin I've tried for the nightlies.
I agree that it has something to do with loading too many items at once, but the reason I thought it was Neon is because i am only having this problem with Neon, as others have mentioned. Very Strange.
Also, like you, I have xbmc and neon on another (more powerful) computer in my house and I do not have this problem whatsoever on that machine. The current machine is an Acer Revo 3700 running Windows 7
- solidsatras - 2011-07-21 18:22
Rygrath Wrote:I remember Ronie posting a link to a trac ticket about a freezing problem, but haven't seen anything done on that for a while now.
That´s right: Here is the related trac ticket: #11528
I´m also experiencing freezes with the Transparency! skin and disabling nextAired helped a lot.
Is there any option within xbmc to delay scripts? So nextAired could start 1 minute after xbmc has loaded?
- rflores2323 - 2011-07-21 18:26
I have experienced this also. I usually have to restart my atv2 to get it working again.
- stoli - 2011-07-23 18:24
I experienced this for the first time last night - grabbing the latest nightly fixed it.
- Zoso161 - 2011-07-25 14:12
Mine is still freezing. It seems to happen when updating the TV Guide.
Question about the freezing on startup - bsoriano - 2011-07-25 20:54
Please pardon the newbie question, but how do I disable the tvshow.next.aired script? If I do, I guess the only thing in the skin that will not work correctly is the TV Guide, is this correct?
I recently switched back to Dharma because of this problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated, since I just love the latest Neon skin and want to go back to it! By the way, using the latest nightly (July 20) did not solve the problem for me.
- stoli - 2011-07-25 22:17
bsoriano Wrote:Please pardon the newbie question, but how do I disable the tvshow.next.aired script? If I do, I guess the only thing in the skin that will not work correctly is the TV Guide, is this correct?
I just pushed an update that has the Next Aired script disabled at startup. If you don't want to wait for the update, edit the startup.xml file as follows:
- rflores2323 - 2011-07-25 23:18
does the update disable the feature completely or does it just start later?
- stoli - 2011-07-26 00:22
It just doesn't auto-run the update. Youse have to go to the next aired addon and refresh it there. This is just temporary until the underlying issue is resolved.
- stoli - 2011-07-26 01:26
I think I found the root cause (at least it is not locking for me any longer) and have pushed an update. Fingers crossed.
- NutNothing - 2011-07-26 05:39
I disabled TV Next Show Aired and Weather+ and the freezing went away... Hope this gets fixed soon as I love having the TV Guide in Neon