[mythtv-users] Programs not getting scheduled (mythtv 0.20)

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Tue Jan 9 12:00:52 UTC 2007

Is anyone else able to suggest why my scheduling might not be working, 
or what I might be able to do to diagnose the problem myself? I'm 
willing to put the effort in, but I need some guidance. Details repeated 

Thanks :-)


> Hi,
> I'm having trouble getting the scheduling to work.
> In the mythfrontend UI, I can go to the listings and pick a program to
> record, but however many I choose, I never see any entries in the
> "Upcoming Recordings" section. I can't find any UI which lists my
> recording requests at all. It's as if I never made them.
> However, if I use the mythweb UI, I see the list of programs I've asked
> for (from either UI) in the section entitled "Recording Schedules", but
> nothing ever appears in the mythweb "Upcoming Recordings" section
> either. It's as if mythtv understands what I want in principle, but the
> scheduler isn't translating that into an actual command to record a
> specific channel at a specific time.
> This problem happens with various types (once, channel etc.) of
> recordings and also if I create a manual recording.
> If I am watching Live TV, I can press record and get the program
> recorded, so that's not the problem, it's a scheduler issue.
> I can't see any relevant errors in mythbackendlog. The list of recording
> requests is in the "record" SQL table, but there's nothing in "recordmatch".
> MythTV 0.20-0.2ubuntu2
> Ubuntu Edgy
> UK DVB-T television, with a Hauppage Win-TV NOVA T USB stick receiver
> Using the transmitted EPG
> Back end and front end on the same laptop (IBM X40)
> Please let me know if more information is required.
> Gerv

Gervase Markham wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Did you delete your video source with Delete All.  Otherwise, you didn't 
>> delete enough.
> I just went back and did the configuration again, making sure to use 
> Delete All. No improvement :-(
> Is there any way I can confirm that it's a configuration problem, and/or 
> fix the configuration by hand? I've tried turning on verboseness in the 
> backend, but I don't see any errors when I ask for some recording to be 
> done.
> At what point is my list of "I'd like these programs" translated into an 
> actual command to record at time X for duration Y on channel Z? Is it 
> immediately, or some time later? Does this part of the code have tracing 
> or logging so I can see what's going wrong?
> Gerv
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