[mythtv-users] Mythwelcome says it cannot connect to backend... but it still works

Steve Kerrison steve at stevekerrison.com
Fri Jan 12 20:57:04 UTC 2007

I have managed to fix this now.

I'd already tried delaying the start of mythwelcome (mythfrontend didn't 
need any delay, strangely). Ultimately, I found I had to delay the 
auto-login through GDM. I setup a 10 second timedlogin for GDM, solving 
the problem.

A little odd, but none-too-hard to remedy.


Steve Kerrison wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am running mythtv 0.20 on Ubuntu Edgy Eft. I've implemented 
> shutdown/wakeup using /proc/acpi/alarm. As such I need mythwelcome to 
> ensure the backend idles and shuts the system down after x seconds.
> Mythwelcome is configured to launch at startup (under 'sessions' 
> options in Gnome, with gdm set to autologin the mythtv user at startup 
> too). However, I'm met with an error stating that it cannot connect to 
> the backend. If I dismiss this error, of indeed leave it on display, 
> the system will still shut down. Mythwelcome will, after dismissing 
> the error, eventually show some of the information it should, but not 
> display the next scheduled recording.
> If I restart mythwelcome it shows everything it should. If I dismiss 
> the connection error and launch mythfrontend from within mythwelcome, 
> it works fine. If I configure mythfrontend to run at startup instead 
> of mythwelcome, it works fine... but obviously never goes idle and so 
> doesn't shut down.
> I'm not sure where to look for the cause of/solution to this problem. 
> Any suggestions please?
> Cheers,
> Steve Kerrison
> mythtv [the at sign] stevekerrison [the dot] com
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