[mythtv-users] thing won't record.. *more info*
craig at 8010.co.uk
Sun Aug 1 08:50:17 EDT 2004
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Craig Tinson wrote:
>> Craig Tinson wrote:
>>> am confused as to why things would appear in the "recording
>>> schedules" table but not then actually get recorded.. and why once
>>> they are in recording schedules why they don't get to "scheduled
>> ok.. bit of an update.. I'm *completely* uninstalled Myth.. rpm -e'd
>> everything.. then removed everything from mysql.. then started again
>> from scratch.. *exactly* the same problem!
> Usually a complete uninstall followed by a re-install with the same
> results points to a configuration problem--unless "everyone else" is
> having the same problem. In these cases, it's usually been
> reconfigured incorrectly or some "sticky" configuration settings have
> carried over.
>> I *have* set everything up in mythtvsetup correctly.. (this must be
>> about then 20th time I've installed myth.. I know the steps.. lol)
> You keep assuring us that you've set everything correctly. Therefore,
> there's little we can do to suggest a fix. Since Myth is working fine
> for thousands of other people, it's unlikely to be a bug--and if it is
> one, much more information is needed to positively identify it.
> So, how about telling us *how* you've configured Myth--instead of
> telling us it's configured correctly? The people on this list are
> very forgiving: we won't hold judgement against you even if you did
> configure it incorrectly. ;)
> I recommend starting with the configuration of your Input Connections
> and your hardware setup (i.e. which card you're using, which tuner
> (internal or external) you're using, which cables are plugged in to
> which ports of your card, etc.). Give us some information instead of
> "it's configured correctly, but it doesn't work," and we'll give you
> some feedback.
>> am I *really* going to have to flatten the whole box and re-install
>> linux too to get this working? I can't believe it should come to
> That's never required. Once you identify the problem, it's possible
> to fix it. Identifying the problem requires a systematic approach to
> verifying configuration settings, observed behavior, and observed
> failures--and, generally, requires many eyes to verify these things.
> P.S. I'm not picking on you. A lot of people on this list seem to be
> saying the same thing. However, "It's configured correctly," actually
> means, "It looks to me like it's configured correctly," and that
> doesn't help anyone... Since I'm responding to you and ignoring at
> least three other threads where people are doing the same thing, I'm
> far more likely to continue helping to solve your problem than the
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your right.. my apologies.. just got on edge a bit as this has been
bugging me for a couple of days now and not been able to get my head
ok.. my setup... and since the last post I *have* flattened linux and
re-installed.. and got the same problem.. so your right.. it *must* be a
single box.. backend and frontend..
athlon 2.8ghz,160gb,512Mb,radeon 9200se.. and an AverMedia Studio (bt878
based card) on /dev/video0 running on FC1 as per Jarod's (excellent)
am in the UK and am using Sky as a provider..
so quite a simple setup.. and I've flattened and re-installed this
dozens of times with no problems.. (hence the frustration)
the radeon card is running out through composite to a sanyo 28"
widescreen... no problems there.. ATI (fglrx) drivers seems
to be running a treat...
am running tv_grab_uk_rt xmltv grabber as follows:
/usr/bin/tv_grab_uk_rt --slow --days 1 --get-categories --limit-details
20:00-00:00 > ~/sched.xml
mythfilldatabase --file 2 0 ~/sched.xml
to test things... and the EPG is looking all nice and friendly.. (took
*ages* to figure that part out.. lol).. running xmltv this way (without
the limit-details) has worked perfectly in the past.. so am not looking
at that as a problem.. (unless RT have changed something but that is
unlikely as the EPG looks fine and populates fine)
during the mythtvsetup I used all defaults.. except for setting capture
card to use "composite" as a default.. I've tried setting the ip's to
both 127.0.0.1 and 192.168.0.125 (usual ip for the myth box).. but that
doesn't make any difference... video source is set to Sky (via
tv_grab_uk_rt) and the input connections are set for composite to Sky..
so all basic stuff..
when I try to schedule a program to record.. I can see it's gone into
the "record" table.. and I can see it under "recording schedules" in
mythweb but not "scheduled recordings".. and it's not highlighted in the
EPG and doesn't record..
thats about all the info I can get together at the moment.. apart from
the mythbackend log that I posted previously..
thanks for the patience guys.. hope I can get this figured out with your
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