[mythtv-users] Qucik Slave Backend Tuner Card Setup Question
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:
>> However, a post to the list from jcaputo1_at_comcast.net says the
>> 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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