[mythtv-users] myth backend

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 28 18:13:02 UTC 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net]On Behalf Of vlok stone
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 12:24 PM
> To: mythtv-users at snowman.net
> Subject: [mythtv-users] myth backend
> Hi, I'm having trouble connecting to myth backend.
> Xawtv works fine. When I try to run mythbackend it
> only goes to this.
> [ivlok at localhost ivlok]$ mythbackend
> Starting up as the master server.
> Probed: /dev/video0 - Television
> Probed: /dev/video0 - Composite1
> Probed: /dev/video0 - S-Video
> Probed: /dev/video0 - Composite3
> and hangs. Is it supposed to do more or run in the
> background ?

That's all you should see.  If you want it to run in the background you
could start it as "mythbackend &" or wrap it in a script.
> I can open a new terminal and run mythfrontend and see
> all the channels, but when I try to watch tv it locks
> up
> X windows and I have to ctrl+alt+backspace out.

Does it give you any error messages?  Can you switch to a virtual terminal
(Ctrl-Alt-F1}?  Try starting it as "mythfrontend 2>1 > mf.log" and post the
output.  Are you running KDE?  If so, turn off artsd
(http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc18.11) Does the user
running the frontend have read/write permission for your dsp device?

Finally, re-read the docs *carefully* and make sure you've double-checked

Good luck,

Joe C.

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