[mythtv-users] Newbie Issues

Rob Ogle rogle at css1.net
Mon Nov 26 17:17:45 UTC 2007


Thanks for the speedy reply!

The machine is a bit sluggish. I'm gonna grab some more ram at lunch today. 

I changed the tuner with no success. I'll sit down and get intimate the

I think part of the mythfilldatabase may be firewall related. (?) I'm trying
to avoid using the loopback address for everything so as I expand my setup,
I won't have to re-conquer this stuff.
I don't know what kind of firewall software comes by default with Mythbuntu,
but appears as though the util can't get to the BE. Here are the results
from when I run it:

---- Snippet #1 -----
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.822 Checking day @ offset 4, date: Fri Nov 30
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.822 Data refresh needed because no data exists
for day @ offset 4 from 6PM - midnight.
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.823 Refreshing data for Fri Nov 30 2007
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.823 Retrieving datadirect data.
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.823 Grabbing data for Mon Nov 26 2007 offset 4
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.823 From Fri Nov 30 05:00:00 2007 to Sat Dec 1
05:00:00 2007 (UTC)
	2007-11-26 10:53:31.824 Grabbing listing data
      	     => `-'
	Resolving webservices.schedulesdirect.tmsdatadirect.com...
	Connecting to
	HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 401 Unauthorized
	Reusing existing connection to
	HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 500 Internal Server Error
	10:53:32 ERROR 500: Internal Server Error.

	2007-11-26 10:53:32.249 Grab complete.  Actual data from  to  (UTC)
	2007-11-26 10:53:32.249 Main temp tables populated.
	2007-11-26 10:53:32.250 DataDirect, Error: UpdateProgramViewTable no
	2007-11-26 10:53:32.250 Did not find any new program data.
	2007-11-26 10:53:32.250

---- Snippet #2 -----
| Attempting to contact the master backend for rescheduling.  |
| If the master is not running, rescheduling will happen when |
| the master backend is restarted.                            |
2007-11-26 10:53:36.355 Connecting to backend server:
(try 1 of 5)
2007-11-26 10:53:36.355 Connection timed out.
                        You probably should modify the Master Server
                        settings in the setup program and set the
                        proper IP address.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Omer [mailto:bill.omer at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 10:14 AM
To: rogle at css1.cc; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Newbie Issues

On Nov 26, 2007 10:03 AM, Rob Ogle <rogle at css1.net> wrote:
> OK gang.I'm building my first box here and I'm stuck.
> I just downloaded Mythbuntu 7.10. I'm building a BE/FE combo with the
> following specs:
> .         P4 3GHz
> .         256MB ram
> .         160GB SATA
> .         nVidia GeForce 64MB PCI express
> .         Hauppauge 500PVR
> .         On-board audio
> Issue(s).I'm not sure if they are related and if so, how.
> 1.       I can't get a channel listing: I've signed up for an account at
> SchedulesDirect, but when I run mythfilldatabase it says that it can't
> the page. I did find one reference that says if the tuner isn't setup
> properly it can cause the channel download to fail. Any pointers on this
> one?
> 2.       Channel scan on tuner1 shows no channels:
> a.       Under Capture Cards it shows a "4VL: /dev/video0"
> b.      under Video Sources it shows "Schedules Direct" and I've put my
> username and password info in for the config
> c.       Under Input Connections I have "Tuner1 -> Schedules Direct"
> Even without the channel listings, shouldn't I be able to view tv?
> Under Capture Cards should there be two entries since the 500PVR has two
> tuners?
> I have skimmed the manual, but I have not dissected it. So, I apologize in
> advance if someone responses with RTFM.

I can't remember the exact name of the option, but don't use v4l,
rather the next option.  If you are using a pvr-500, you'll need to
add two capture cards.  One will be /dev/video0  and the other

As far as the program guide data, what error is mythfilldatabase
actually giving you?  Seeing some 404's is common.

And you'll need more member than 256 megs, especially if this is going
to be a combo ba/fe.

And don't skim the manual.  Read it and the list archives and you
should be able to find a solution to just about any problem you'll run
in to.

Bill Omer

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list