[mythtv-users] "Unable to connect to mythbackend, is it running?" and other error messages

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 17:31:24 UTC 2008

I had a similar problem with an error message about not connecting to the
backend.  Looking at the list of shows displayed no shows.  The backend was
recording a show at the time so it must have been running.  I see Segmentation
faults in every log file and only had this lockup with the error message
once.  It was just after updating everything to the latest version just
about a week or so ago.
I also had a show just stop, still screen.  The box was totally locked and I
could not restart X.  I had to hit the power button and shut down.

A check of the database shows all OK.

As each of these has only happened once, I am only mildly concerned.  I
would, however, like to hear if the cause of this is identified.


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 8:54 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 09:18 -0500, Greg Hermsen wrote:
> > I'm a longtime Windows user and feel like I'm drinking from a firehose
> > when it comes to Linux/Mythbuntu/MythTV.  I've seen comments about
> > -fixes and and branches.  I'm not reall sure what they are.  You
> > suggested "Update to the latest -fixes" and "Comiling the -fixes
> > branch (with debug options)".  What is the difference.  Can you point
> > me to something that would help walk me through updating or compiling
> > -fixes?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Greg
> Greg,
>  I can't help with most of your problems, but I can tell you how to
> update to the latest mythtv-fixes packages under Ubuntu. Look at
> www.mythbuntu.org/auto-builds for info on updating to the latest fixes
> branch of mythtv. Don't try to use the svn builds from that page.
> Cheers,
> James
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