[mythtv-users] "Select Default Myth Backend Server"

David George david at thegeorges.us
Tue Sep 25 18:43:34 UTC 2007

On 09/25/2007 01:51 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
>> JS Boyd wrote:
>>> The latest svn compile displays a dialog box asking to "Select Default 
>>> Myth Backend Server" every time mythfrontend is started on my combined 
>>> frontend/backend system.
>>> Hitting Enter continues normally, but what is the setting to make this 
>>> dialog box not appear.
>> This was recently covered in the list but with the recent volume of 
>> messages its not hard to miss. You will need to run mythtv-setup and 
>> create a pin number for your system. I think its right on the first 
>> page. Then after restarting the backend use the same pin number to 
>> connect the frontend. Once set you will not need to enter it again. 
>> Also, a setting of 0000 (all zeros) on backend will disable the feature.
> I stopped FE/BE
> I set a PIN of '0000' on the first page of mythtv-setup.
> I started BE.
> I started FE and got the dialog box...This is a combined FE/BE box.
> Suggestions to get rid of this?
 From what I have read, it is only supposed to ask you this once.  My 
system keeps asking though even though ~/.mythtv/config.xml exists and 
has appropriate permissions.

Here is the ticket with info on the autodiscovery: 
SVN 14507 adds the ability to turn off backend autodiscovery with a -d 
option: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/14507

I haven't tried it yet, though.


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