[mythtv-users] Two frontend instances on one box
Per Åge Sørvik
peraage at leneogperaage.com
Tue Jan 6 13:08:35 EST 2004
Lance Tost wrote:
>On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Lance Tost wrote:
>>1) Submit a patch for myth to key frontend settings on hostname and userid
>>(or some other data)
>>2) Look into some way of running each instance in some sort of virtual
>>host with its own IP. I don't know if anything like this exists but I'll
>>look into it.
>Update to my own question.
>You can use iptables to base your route on userid
>However, the more I thought about it, the more I figured this wouldn't
>help. I'm guessing mythfrontend picks up the local hostname or something
>and supplies that value to the backend rather than the backend determining
>it based on IP.
>So then it hit me. /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt allows you to set your
>"LocalHostName". So now I have a new option. Figure out how to make each
>instance of mythfrontend read its own mysql.txt file or script it so that
>I copy mysql.txt.upstairs to mysql.txt, start mythfrontend for upstairs,
>then copy mysql.txt.downstairs to mysql.txt and start mythfrontend for
>downstairs. There may be some race condition issues here but I'm sure
>this can be worked out.
>Ahhhh.... stracing mythfrontend starting up and it looks like mythfrontend
>will keep looking for mysql.txt in various places until finally looking in
>the current directory. So my problems should be solved by running each
>instance of mythfrontend in its own directory with its own mysql.txt in
>there (and removing /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt).
Please keep us updated if you have any luck with this. And if you dont't
mind, could you post your XF86Config file, or email it tom me ?
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