[mythtv-users] LiveTV (only) Broken After Upgrade

Jeff Simpson jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu
Wed Mar 15 17:30:08 UTC 2006

On 3/14/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 03/14/2006 01:33 AM, Michael Halcrow wrote:
> >Anyway, LiveTV broke. Yet, scheduled records still work! Here is a
> >timely portion of the log:
> >
> >---
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.068 TVRec(1): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.070 TVRec(1) Error: Start channel invalid, setting to
> '105' on input S-Video 0 instead.
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.071 ChannelBase: Could not find input: S-Video 2 on
> card when setting channel 105
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.071 TVRec(1) Error: Failed to set channel to 105.
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.073 New DB connection, total: 3
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.084 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> >2006-03-14 00:27:19.088 TVRec(1) Error: Channel: '' was not found in the
> database.
> >                        Most likely, your DefaultTVChannel setting is
> wrong.
> >                        Could not start livetv.

I got the same problem, but the issue I had nothing to do with the default

Are you running gentoo? If so, the mythbackend startup script recently
changed to start mythbackend as user "myth" instead of user "root". This was
the root cause of my problems (don't mind the pun).

if you are running gentoo, verify this by editing /etc/conf.d/mythbackend to
turn all logging on. You will see some permission errors on the v4l devices.
If that's the case, edit /etc/init.d/mythbackend back to using root. I'm
sure there is a good way to allow it to use the user account, but I haven't
figured it out, yet.

 - Jeff
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