[mythtv-users] Need some setup help second frontend will not play

David Rudder drig at noses.org
Thu Dec 15 12:13:01 EST 2005

I had this problem.  I use a wireless router as my dhcp server, which 
does not specify hostname.  So, FC4 defaulted to 
"localhost.localdomain".  This is the key used to find the setup in the 
database.  My problem was my backend and frontend used the same fake 
hostname, thus the same setup.  If you hardcode your hostname (I think 
it's in /etc/sysconfig/network), this might help the problem.  It worked 
for me :)


kim gross wrote:

> Hello
> I have a new myth system setup and running.  Both systems in question 
> are installed on FC4 via atrpms following Jareds guide for the FE/BE 
> system.    I have a FE/BE combo maching currently with 1 avermedia 
> M179 card that seems to work fine.  I installed the mythfrontend on my 
> main desktop to test with before I try to put together a dedicated 
> frontend for a tv in the family room.  I can not play recorded shows 
> from the second frontend.  I can view live tv without any problems 
> though.  When I try to play a recorded show, the frontend just does 
> not do anything.  After I exit out of the frontend I see an error 
> messages which is attached to this message.  The big problem is that 
> it gives me an file not found error with a strange path on it.  If you 
> notice the path on the playbox error it has 2 // after the 
> /video/store, which is the path on the backend to the video storage.
> These same recordings play fine on the combined FE/BE machine.
> Any suggestions.
> The other problem I am having is very strange.  When I try to rip a 
> DVD on the FE/BE machine, I can configure it to do what I want choose 
> which sections to rip, even preview, but when I press 0 to start 
> ripping, it brings up a screen that says nothing to do, press 0 to rip 
> dvd.  If I press 0 again, it takes me to the first menu to choose what 
> I want to rip.
> Any suggestions on this?
> Thanks in advance
> 2005-12-15 01:23:03.720 New DB connection, total: 1
> Total desktop width=1024, height=768, numscreens=1
> 2005-12-15 01:23:03.831 Using screen 0, 1024x768 at 0,0
> 2005-12-15 01:23:03.849 mythfrontend version: 
> www.mythtv.org
> 2005-12-15 01:23:03.850 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
> 2005-12-15 01:23:04.677 Switching to square mode (G.A.N.T.)
> mythtv: could not connect to socket
> mythtv: No such file or directory
> lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
> 2005-12-15 01:23:05.220 Joystick disabled.
> 2005-12-15 01:23:05.309 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
> 2005-12-15 01:23:05.617 Starting media monitor.
> 2005-12-15 01:23:11.840 All Programs
> 2005-12-15 01:23:12.369 Connecting to backend server: 
> (try 1 of 5)
> 2005-12-15 01:23:12.378 Using protocol version 15
> Error loading image file: 
> /usr/share/mythtv/themes/default/1012_20051214170000_20051214173000.nuv.png 
> Error loading image file: 
> /usr/share/mythtv/themes/default/1012_20051214170000_20051214173000.nuv.png 
> Error: File missing

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