[mythtv-users] Qucik Slave Backend Tuner Card Setup Question

Aleaxander alex at carbonated.com
Wed Feb 18 01:58:54 EST 2004

Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2004, at 18:07, Aleaxander wrote:
>> Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
>>> On Feb 15, 2004, at 16:48, Aleaxander wrote:
>>>> Just reinstalled MythTV on what I plan to make a Slave  
>>>> Backend/Frontend with a pvr-250 tuner card in it.  The Master  
>>>> Backend/Frontend has a pvr-250 in it as well and is working fine.   
>>>> This may be a dumb question, but where do I define the pvr-250 card  
>>>> in the the Slave Backend as the second card to record with?  I've  
>>>> looked through the docs and done several searches, but I can't find  
>>>> clear information this and I don't see it as an option in  
>>>> mythtvsetup anywhere.
>>> Start out by defining the first card on the master. Define the  
>>> address for the master for DBHostName in /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt  
>>> on the slave. Now run mythtvsetup on the slave and define your card.  
>>> The card in the master won't show up, but you are in fact defining  
>>> the card in the slave as the second card in your system as a whole.
>>> Oh, and do NOT choose to clear all cards from the database on the  
>>> slave machine, because while you can't see or define the cards on 
>>> the  master with mythtvsetup on a slave, you can remove them from 
>>> the  database (been there, done that by mistake).
>> Thanks!  That is what I've done, but the docs for MythTV say to skip  
>> configuring Video Sources:
>> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-9.html#ss9.3
>> However, a post to the list from jcaputo1_at_comcast.net says the  
>> opposite:
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/perl/mailarc/gforum.cgi?post=77039; 
>> search_string=capture%20card%20slave; guest=2339436&t=search_engine#77039
>> Should I configure Video Sources on the Slave Backend or will this  
>> mess up the Master Backend?
> Video Sources are the xmltv feeds, not the capture cards (a tad  
> confusing, I know), so that is correct, you only setup the sources on  
> the master. You then use those sources with the cards set up on both  
> the master and slaves.
Okay, I understand now.  For any newbie like myself that searches the 
archive and finds this, all I had to do when setting up the slave 
backend ($ mythtvsetup) was to configure options under General, Capture 
Cards and Input Connections.  Then, when I looked at the "capturecard" 
table in the mysql database on the master backend machine, I saw that an 
entry for the capture card in my slave backend machine had indeed been 
added.  Very cool!



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