[mythtv-users] Backend connects but no tv / listings - possible database corruption?

Christopher Friend christopher_friend at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 20 15:37:39 UTC 2006

Ok sorry for the kinda repost, but just trying to clear some stuff up now 
i've got a better idea of what's happening....

I'm having problems getting the frontend to connect to the backend. It's set 
up alright, and I can access music / recorded programs from mythweb / 
frontend / nuvexport. But I can't access live tv or any info on listings / 
recording schedules.

I don't get any errors about the backend not being connected. 
Mythfilldatabase starts and ends with:

2006-06-20 16:19:19.675 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2006-06-20 16:19:19.821 New DB connection, total: 1
2006-06-20 16:19:19.828 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: 
2006-06-20 16:19:19.890 New DB connection, total: 2
2006-06-20 16:19:19.891 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: 

trying to watch tv does this:

2006-06-20 16:28:25.069 Connecting to backend server: (try 1 
of 5)
2006-06-20 16:28:25.079 Using protocol version 26
2006-06-20 16:28:25.106 TV: Attempting to change from None to WatchingLiveTV
2006-06-20 16:28:25.122 Using protocol version 26
2006-06-20 16:28:45.132 ReadStringList timeout (quick).
2006-06-20 16:28:45.132 RemoteEncoder::SendReceiveStringList(): No response.
2006-06-20 16:28:45.134 GetEntryAt(-1) failed.
2006-06-20 16:28:45.135 EntryToProgram(0 at Thu Jan 1 01:00:00 1970) failed to 
get pginfo
2006-06-20 16:28:45.135 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
2006-06-20 16:28:45.135 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
2006-06-20 16:28:45.153 TV: Deleting TV Chain in destructor

It was all working fine a few days ago, then I moved onto a new network, 
changed a couple network based settings (but not in myth, like I say it 
still works ok with some stuff...). Also, due to kde not falling back on 
monitor settings when i changed to one with a lower refresh rate, I had to 
manually reset from the case button. Last time I did this I had to rebuild 
the mythweb sessions database, but nothing else has ever been affected.

Running a check on the mythconverg database gives:

mythconverg.callsignnetworkmap                     OK
mythconverg.capturecard                            OK
mythconverg.cardinput                              OK
mythconverg.channel                                OK
mythconverg.codecparams                            OK
mythconverg.credits                                OK
mythconverg.dtv_multiplex                          OK
mythconverg.dtv_privatetypes                       OK
mythconverg.dvdinput                               OK
mythconverg.dvdtranscode                           OK
mythconverg.favorites                              OK
mythconverg.filemarkup                             OK
mythconverg.gallerymetadata                        OK
mythconverg.gamemetadata                           OK
mythconverg.gameplayers                            OK
mythconverg.housekeeping                           OK
mythconverg.inuseprograms                          OK
mythconverg.jobqueue                               OK
mythconverg.jumppoints                             OK
mythconverg.keybindings                            OK
mythconverg.keyword                                OK
mythconverg.mamemetadata                           OK
mythconverg.mamesettings                           OK
mythconverg.musicmetadata                          OK
mythconverg.musicplaylist                          OK
mythconverg.mythlog                                OK
mythconverg.mythweb_sessions                       OK
mythconverg.neskeyword                             OK
mythconverg.nestitle                               OK
mythconverg.netflix                                OK
mythconverg.networkiconmap                         OK
mythconverg.newssites                              OK
mythconverg.oldfind                                OK
mythconverg.oldprogram                             OK
mythconverg.oldrecorded                            OK
mythconverg.people                                 OK
mythconverg.phonecallhistory                       OK
mythconverg.phonedirectory                         OK
mythconverg.pidcache                               OK
mythconverg.playgroup                              OK
mythconverg.profilegroups                          OK

and it hangs there. google'd it and it seems that after profilegroups there 
should be a load of program type stuff. so that might be the problem.

If it is, I've got an old backup of mythconverg (well, i hope that's what 
the file called "mythtv_backup.sql" i've got somewhere is...). Any ideas if 
restoring that would fix stuff, and what would it break? I've got a load of 
new recordings that I still wanna access, so will it stop access to them or 
what? Any help appreciated...


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