[mythtv-users] Attempting to 'Watch TV' on Primary Server using Slave Backend's PVR-350

Doug Conyers doug.conyers at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 19:59:25 UTC 2006

Does anyone have a slave/master backend combination running 0.19 yet that is
allow 'Watch TV' to utilize a non-local tuner?  I'm trying to determine if
this is an issue with my specific configuration/installation or if this is
an issue with the 0.19 codebase.

thanks, doug.

On 2/20/06, Doug Conyers <doug.conyers at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've recently upgraded my primary and slave Myth backend/frontend boxes to
> 0.19.  I am seeing an issue which I did not previously see in 0.18.1. The
> short version of the issue seems to be that I can't watch 'Live TV' on my
> primary backend using the tuner that is in my slave backend box.
> Here is my test case:
> 1) Setup a recording so that the [single] tuner on the primary backend is
> in use.
> 2) Using the frontend on the primary backend server, select 'Watch TV'
> The screen will 'flash' and return the the menuing screen.  If the tuner
> that resides on the primary server is NOT in use, the 'Watch TV' works fine.
> 'mythfrontend' will output the following:
> 2006-02-20 15:31:10.493 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
> 2006-02-20 15:31:10.498 adding: myth1 as a client (events: 0)
> 2006-02-20 15:31:10.522 Should be local only query: SpawnLiveTV
> 'mythbackend' on the primary server will output:
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.008 TV: Attempting to change from None to
> WatchingLiveTV
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.016 Using protocol version 26
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.045 GetEntryAt(-1) failed.
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.047 EntryToProgram(0 at Wed Dec 31 18:00:00 1969) failed
> to get pginfo
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.047 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.047 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> 2006-02-20 15:31:50.060 TV: Deleting TV Chain in destructor
> nothing is output on the slave backend.
> If I attempt to 'Watch TV' using the Frontend running on the slavemachine, it works just fine.
> The Primary Backend is running FC4 with version 0.19 of mythtv-suite that
> was attained from RPMs.  The Slave Backend is running Gentoo with version
> 0.19 of mythtv that was attained/built via portage.  Both machines are
> using PVR-350s as tuners.
> I've checked the bug database and don't see any bugs, so I'm hoping I have
> something misconfigured.  Thanks, doug.
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