[mythtv-users] Softbooting the box

Bill Omer bill.omer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 14:04:03 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 8:07 AM, lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:
> Folks,
>   When doing some 'work' on the box it is common to first terminate
> mythfrontend but also sometimes to terminate the backend, and then to
> access remotely the filesystem for whatever purposes. When the work is
> done, I once tried to simply restart the backend process - which it did
> - but ran into problems with the frontend.  So I had to reboot to get a
> clean system.
>   Is there a way to softboot the whole system (eg. some kind of 'kill
> -HUP') instead of rebooting the box.

You can change your run level.  See man telinit

The better solution would be to find out whats causing the problem.
Does mythfrontend give any errors?  Is it a remote frontend or running
on the same machine as the backend?   Any errors reported from

Bill Omer

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