[mythtv] frontend timeout on localhost

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 28 Dec 2002 11:58:53 -0500

On Saturday 28 December 2002 08:02 am, Christian Morant wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed the latest cvs version and I have a small remark.
> If you run mythbackend on the same machine as mythfrontend and your ip
> address is not the frontend detects correctly the backend,
> connects but later timeouts. When your change the server settings it
> doesn't timeout.
> I didn't look at the source to find a reason for this but i find it
> strange.
> If the backend could be found automatically (localhost i guess)
> mythfrontend should be able to run without trouble.
> The backend_settings.txt should be used only if the localhost doesn't work.

backend_settings.txt is only used by the backend server, not the frontend.  
It's the address that's given to the client as what to connect to for 
playback of files local to the backend server, and to connect to for live tv.

> Just my 2 eurocents.
> Also did anybody have the same problem as I do have now : mythfrontend says 
> > connecting to backend server: localhost:6543
> > Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> > player: Can't open audio device:
> > open audio:: No such file or directory
> I have a SBlive with alsa 9.0rc6, and it ran perfectly with myth before the
> backend/fontend splitting.
> I'll be looking at it but if someone knows...

You didn't go through the settings in the UI and set things up at all.