[mythtv-users] TV won't play unless you run mythbackend manually from a console

Michael Jones m_g_j at michaelandholly.com
Thu Jun 23 22:54:57 UTC 2005

Nothing in the logs that I can find as a failure (or that looks like one)

I looked in: 


> From: Mickey Chandler <mickc at whizardries.com>
> Reply-To: <mickc at whizardries.com>, Discussion about mythtv
> <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:42:05 -0500 (CDT)
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] TV won't play unless you run mythbackend  manually
> from a console
> <quote who="Michael Jones">
>> If I open a console window as root and run it manually:
>> #mythbackend &
>> everything works.  If I run it as a service and start live tv, the live
>> tv screen shows up runs for about 1-2 sec and then freezes,  the system
>> then waits about 60sec and then returns to the main menu by itself.
>> Any ideas?
> I hadn't thought about it with this difference, but it has been noted
> before that sometimes you have to let a program record before you can
> watch live tv.  I wouldn't think that starting it either as a service or
> from the console should make a difference there, but your description of
> 1-2 sec viewing followed by freezing and a return to the menu sounds
> awfully familiar.
> When you start it as a service, are you creating a log file that might
> tell you what error is there?
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