[mythtv-users] Remove dead slave server from database?

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 22:46:34 UTC 2009

On 07/04/2009, Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > So much for the 30-60 second prediction. I am now unable to watch live
>  > TV on any of the PVR tuners after deleting all cards and starting
>  > over. 30 minutes and counting.
>  >
>  > Starting over for the 3rd time...
> /me blinks a few times, looks puzzled...

You're not the only one, so as it has been a while...

>  OK, guess I should have made it clear that it's a 30-60 second
>  exercise when you do it *right*. Not sure what the point of this
>  e-mail was-- I think it was to make it my fault?  As always, this list
>  manages to punish any good deed.

... I just went through the motions on a spare box I have and deleted
and reconfigured the DVB-S and DVB-T cards, leaving the video sources
well alone. It took a couple of minutes to check everthing and then
restart the backend, and then the frontend. LiveTV started up straight
away. This is a 0.21-fixes installation.

The only tasks one should need to carry out on the Input Connections pages are:

i) choose which video source to bind to the card input
ii) choose a name for the input
iii) choose a starting channel *

Deleting and reconfiguring capture cards in mythtv-setup will not
affect how they are detected and configured by the kernel at startup.
Neither will it affect already configured channels in MythTV - this is
part of the Video Sources configuration.

Adding a new capture card and connecting it to an already defined
source, or deleting and reconfiguring all current capture cards and
reattaching them to predefined video sources, are straightforward
processes and should not require completely starting over.


* having an invalid starting channel can break LiveTV

Nick Morrott

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