[mythtv-users] ReadStringList timeout and MYTH_PROTO_VERSION

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 01:57:44 UTC 2006

On 01/09/06, MythTV Users <MythTV-Users at rdl.reddogleader.net> wrote:
> I started to have this same problem last night.  I have four systems,
> all started experiencing this issue.
> I don't see where there was ever an answer to this yet.  Anyone have any
> ideas on this?  All three systems are the exact same version.
> Best,
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Harrison J. Kelly
> Posted At: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 2:34 PM
> Posted To: MythTV Users
> Conversation: [mythtv-users] ReadStringList timeout and
> Subject: [mythtv-users] ReadStringList timeout and MYTH_PROTO_VERSION
> I've googled this problem until my fingers hurt, but every problem
> similar to mine goes unanswered.
> I just installed MythTV 0.19 on a fresh Gentoo install, and trying to
> watch TV gives me a blank screen for about five seconds, and then an
> error in the console:
> Connecting to backend server: (try 1 of 5)
> ReadStringList timeout (quick).
> Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION:
> TV: Attempting to change from None to None
> I also noticed that when I go through the menus (changing settings and
> such), the program stops responding for a while when I change screens.
> Everything is the same version according to their output,
> 0.19.20060121-2. The frontend and backend are both on the same server,
> and I don't have any fancy drive configurations. Does anyone have any
> insight?

MythTV suggestions:

i) check your mythconverg database for corruption
ii) make sure your video sources and channels are correctly defined
with listings (problem common with PVR cards using ivtv drivers)
iii) make sure your input connections are correctly setup, with video
sources attached to the correct card inputs
iv) your starting channels for each input are valid

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