[mythtv-users] Slave Backend woes

Kyle Gordon kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com
Sun Dec 25 10:54:17 EST 2005

Hi all,

I'm in the process of setting up a Slave Backend, using the exact same type of 
card that's in my Master Backend. So far MythTV has been exemplary.

I've set up the database connection, along with the (hopefully) relevant bits 
in mythtv-setup, and mythbackend starts and connects just fine. Mythweb 
status page shows that I have two encoders, so it looks like everything is 
successful. However, when I go to watch LiveTV on the slave backend (it's my 
desktop computer), I get this from mythfrontend...

2005-12-25 15:45:21.496 Connecting to backend server: (try 1 
of 5)
2005-12-25 15:45:21.511 Using protocol version 15
Connection timed out.
ASSERT: "i <= nodes" in /usr/include/qt3/qvaluelist.h (373)
2005-12-25 15:45:21.601 RemoteFile::openSocket(control socket):
                        Could not connect to server "" @ port -1
2005-12-25 15:45:21.601 RemoteFile::openSocket(ringbuffer data socket):
                        Could not connect to server "" @ port -1
2005-12-25 15:45:21.601 RingBuffer::RingBuffer(): Failed to open remote file 
ASSERT: "i <= nodes" in /usr/include/qt3/qvaluelist.h (373)
2005-12-25 15:45:21.832 Disable DPMS
File not found: QUERY_RECORDER 2
2005-12-25 15:45:21.835 LiveTV not successfully started

and also the scheduling system behaves as if it only has one tuner available.

I find it weird that mythbackend works fine on the slave machine, but 
mythfrontend fails like this. I can use mythfrontend to view recorded media 
just fine on the slave, so the connection is working.

The MBE is Debian Sid at and the SBE is at Ubuntu Breezy at I have in the Master Server IP address, and .8 in 
the IP address for mine (the box is called 'mine' :-) LiveTV used to work 
just fine on Mine when it was pulling the data from the MBE, but not now that 
it's a local source.

Any thoughts on where I've gone wrong?



Kyle Gordon
kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com

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