[mythtv-users] anomalies encountered updating to/for Schedules Direct

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 19 00:58:36 UTC 2007

On 09/18/2007 02:17 PM, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> 2) It wasn't obvious to me how to delete an individual Video source in
>    mythtvsetup.  I've since learned that, in the Video sources screen,
>    if you move the cursor to the source that you wish to delete, you
>    can type "d" to request to delete it.  Is this documented
>    somewhere?

You shouldn't delete the video source to switch to Schedules Direct. 
See http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-24.html#ss24.3 .  Doing so was
your first mistake and caused all the other issues in 3-5...

> 3) I left Zap2it as a source and added SchedulesDirect as a new source.  
>    I then switched all my Input connections to use Schedules Direct 
>    instead of Zap2it.  This seems reasonable: during the transition 
>    period, I'd like to be able to go back to Zap2it.
>    I ran into a problem that I think is related to this.  After
>    apparently working for a couple of weeks, my guide information
>    stopped at 8PM last night.  I tried all sorts of variations on
>    mythfilldatabase to try to fix it.  Even though Zap2it was not used
>    by any input connection, and Schedules Direct was being used, the
>    Zap2it failure apparently blocked guide updating (even though the log
>    seemed to show Schedules Direct processing).  I edited the Zap2it
>    source to actually use Schedules Direct.  Once that was done, the
>    guide was correctly populated.
> 4) In my mucking about with the Video sources, I accidentally switched
>    to the Digital lineup for my cable company.  I wish to use the
>    analogue lineup because that lets me use the tuner cards without
>    a digital cable set top box.
>    When I switched back, my guide was still populated with all that
>    digital stuff.  How can I get rid of it?
> 	mythfilldatabase --refresh-all --do-channel-updates
>    does not do the trick.
> 5) whenever I exit mythtvsetup, it complains with messages like this:
> 	Card 0 (type) is set to start on channel 2, which does not exist.
>    and offers to let me go back to fix the problem.  How can I do
>    that?  Channel 2 certainly seems like a valid channel to me.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 to fix it.

> 7) starting up and running mythtvsetup on a remote machine (i.e. X
>    server connected via LAN) with a big screen (2560x1600) is very slow.

mythtv-setup -O ThemePainter=qt


mythtv-setup -O ThemePainter=qt -geometry 800x600


mythtv-setup -O ThemePainter=qt -geometry 800x600 -O Theme=blue


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