[mythtv-users] HDHR not available causes backend to crash

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Mon Jan 29 21:18:39 UTC 2007

Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 14:53 -0500, Dan Wilga wrote:
>> Is it possible to set the HDHR to use a static IP address? If so, 
>> that would be the way to go.
> In your dhcpd.conf you can add something like this:
>         host printer {
>             hardware ethernet 00:80:77:80:1f:0e;
>             next-server;
>             fixed-address;
>         }
> Where the ethernet address matches your HDHomeRun's ethernet
> address, and the fixed address is an address not in your dynamic
> IP pool. Then give MythTV the IP address of the card instead of
> the HDHomeRun id.
> This is assuming the dhcpd server is a Linux box, other dhcp
> servers have similar ways to always give the same IP to a
> device based on the ethernet address.
> -- Daniel
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The problems is not that it's not getting the same IP address, but it 
doesn't have any address by the time the mythbackend services starts.
Remember that the DHCP server is on the same machine as myth.
The HDHR eventually gets one, but it'll be too late by then.

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