[mythtv] multiple frontends, same machine different users

Michael Haas laga+mythtv at laga.ath.cx
Wed Oct 31 10:13:09 UTC 2007

Erez D schrieb:

> 1. the first instance of frontend works ok, the second doesn't find the 
> backend. if i select 'continue with no backend', it continues ok, and i 
> can watch both recorded and live tv (on both instances)

mythfrontend -d

It looks like both instances of mythfrontend want to bind to the same
port (upnp?) which is why autodiscovery fails. I'm not sure if this is a
bug, but I know that it's very annoying.

> 2. the configuration is held in the database per host, so even using 
> different users will still yield both frondends having the same 
> configurations.
> a hack may be of using 'HOSTNAME=bougusHostname mythfrontend' for one of 
> the instances. will this work ?

See LocalHostName in mysql.txt

> 3. probably a result of the same configuration used by both instances: 
> both audios are sent to the same soundcard.

That's configurable.

Anyways, questions like those you've asked are better placed on the
mythtv-users mailing list since they deal exclusively with configuration
issues (well, 2.5 out of 3 questions).

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