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L182 Bug Report:tune To Sirus And X Screen Of Death

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Eagles, May 20, 2004.

  1. Eagles

    Eagles Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    No big deal, but thought I would report this anyway. Tuned to Sirus, "Hits of the 80's". Channel appeared and music played for a second,then the x-screen of death. At that point my 921 went into an auto reboot. Came back on a couple of minutes later already tuned into the Sirus Hits of the 80's channel. Worked fine. Changed to a regular channel (FOX NEWS). All OK. I think I'm going to stay away from those channels until this gets ironed out. !pride
     
  2. kmcnamara

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    Interesting. I bounced around to various Sirius channels last night for a couple of hours and had no problems at all.
     
  3. ksquared

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    I got GSOD's last night cruising around the sirius and another this morning.

    This mornings was:

    1) was listening to a sirius channel last night.
    2) went into DVR menu
    3) deleted a TV program.
    4) Left it in this state overnight.
    5) Hit the Cancel button to go back to TV
    6) Music played for about 1-2 seconds, title showed, then GSOD.
     
  4. Eagles

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    What is "GSOD"?


    !pride
     
  5. Mike D-CO5

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    I am sorry but what is a GSOD? I am on the waiting list for a 921 from Dishdepot and I would like to know what you are talking about?
     
  6. lujan

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    No one ever explained it, but I deduced that it stands for "Gray Screen of Death" when the 921 unexplainably reboots itself without warning.
     
  7. Mike D-CO5

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    Thanks , that is much better than I thought. I thought they were using some kind of profanity and they were just using the first letter of each word.
     
  8. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    GSOD does stand for "Gray Screen of Death", similar to the infamous Windows "Blue Screen of Death" crashes. It's not really an accurate description, but it serves. The random crash results in a gray screen with an X in the center.
     
  9. BobMurdoch

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    GSOD = Godawful Software Often Dies ;)
     
  10. tahoerob

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    I had a similar GSOD.
    Tuned to Sirius station.
    Watched DVR event. Erased. Went to exit DVR menu.........GSOD.
    Rebooted back to Sirius none since.

    L182
     
  11. kmcnamara

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    Well, that's the problem. If you'd just turn on your 921 and not touch anything EVER, it would probably be more stable for you. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Slordak

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    The aforementioned gray screen is what you see when you are running X-Windows (the Linux / UNIX graphical user interface) with no background (and I believe also no window manager, although don't quote me on that). Essentially it's the raw state of X, where the gray weave is the default background and the "X" is the mouse cursor.
     
  13. kmcnamara

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    Well, I just had my first GSOD with L182. Here's what I did:

    1. Recording a movie on a sat channel (the timer fired! Yay!)
    2. After awhile of watching something else, I switched to the event that was recording and watched that for awhile.
    3. I tried to change to a SIRIUS channel but of course it told me it couldn't do that while recording.
    4. Did a PIP-SWAP to change to the other tuner and then entered "6000" to get to the SIRIUS channel.
    5. Black screen for 2 seconds followed by BSOD.

    And things were going so well...
     

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