[mythtv-users] Problem with new frontend

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Apr 19 04:40:56 UTC 2009

On 04/19/2009 12:13 AM, Harry Devine wrote:
> I just installed a spare PC I put together as a new frontend and I'm 
> having some trouble.  I installed Mythbuntu 8.10 (x64) on it, and when 
> the package manager ran, I had it install all of the latest packages.  
> Not sure what they all were, but thought I'd mention it.  However, now 
> I've noticed that the frontend process never starts automatically.  If 
> I try to run it manually, I see on the terminal window that it trys to 
> connect to the database a few times (and I know that works), then I 
> see the following errors:
> No theme dir: /home/hdevine/.mythtv/themes/Mythbuntu-8.04
> Switching to square mode (Mythbuntu-8.04)
> Using the QT painter
> mythtv: could not connect to socket
> mythtv: No such file or directory
> lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
> JoystickMenuClient Error: Joystick disabled - failed to read 
> /home/hdevine/.mythtv/joystickmenurc
> ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 8463, errno 32
> 1) I'm running 8.10, so I have no ideas what the 8.04 errors mean;

See below.

> 2) I don't have a remote on that machine so I don't know why the lirc 
> errors are happening;

That's just telling you that Myth was unable to use LIRC, so if you're 
not using LIRC, it's information, not an error.

> and 3) why would some of the required directories be there (i.e. "no 
> such file or directory") on a pre-packaged distro? 

mythfrontend -O Theme=blue

then go to appearance and change the Theme


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