[mythtv-users] killing backend

Bob mythtv at cox.net
Sat Oct 20 20:15:49 UTC 2007

norman wrote:
>>> I have not been able to solve a problem I have regarding unwanted hd
>>> activity resulting from some malfunction associated with the backend.
>>> The rattling away by the hd for 5 minutes every half hour is driving me
>>> nuts and the only way I can think of, to stop me tearing my last few
>>> hairs out, is to stop Mythtv working all together. So, please help me,
>>> how do I stop Mythtv working?
>> Log in as root or as the user who owns the mythbackend process and do this:
>> kill -TERM `ps ax |grep mythbackend |grep -v grep |cut -b 1-6`
>> (Note: Those are backticks, not quotation marks)
>> This will kill any process with the word 'mythbackend' in it.
> Thank you very much.
> Norman
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Or more simply:

killall mythbackend

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