[mythtv-users] How to delete a non-existent encoder from a non-existent machine?

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 16:50:48 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Allen Edwards <
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:

> My myth status shows encoder5 not available.  Encoder5 is no longer on
> my second myth box, which is now a frontend only machine so I can't
> delete it.  This machine was once a standalone machine before being
> converted to frontend only.  (I borrowed encoder4 to try and debug
> this KQED problem, then converted the machine back to frontend only).
> So, I have a non-existant encoder on a machine that does not even have
> a backend.  How do I delete it?
> It is not causing any problems, but is esthetically unpleasant.  Not
> unpleasant enough to manually edit data bases or try deleting all
> tuners without even knowing if that will work, given the tuner is not
> on any machine I can delete it from.  These are solutions from various
> posts but they look undesirable given they don't apply to my
> situation.  The only thing I can think of is to add the backend
> function to the frontend only machine and delete the tuner there.
> Again, seems like a lot of trouble without knowing if it will even
> work.
> On a related issue, mythweb setup shows 7 machines.  I only have 2 but
> apparently have used a variety of names for the second one I built,
> and mythweb remembers them all.  This is confusing as well as being
> esthetically unpleasant.  Any way to clean that up?

You can just delete all tuners on all backends and re-add the ones you're
actually using.  This will not wipe out your channels or program information
or schedules.

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