[mythtv-users] Delaying frontend start

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Feb 12 14:43:13 UTC 2009

On Feb 12, 2009, at 2:25 AM, Jan Schneider wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know if there some built-in means to delay the start  
> of mythfrontend, or to set a higher timeout when trying to connect  
> to the backend.
> Reason is, I am running Mythbuntu, so mythbackend is started through  
> Sys-V init, the frontend through autologin and the desktop  
> managers's (xfce) autostart feature. This is a combined box. Since  
> the box is connected through wlan, the IP address that the backend  
> is bind to is usually up *after* the frontend started, so the  
> frontend is complaining that it can't connect to the backend. I want  
> to avoid that warning at the frontend start, so if a delay or longer  
> timeout is not possible, I would also be happy with an option to  
> turn the warning off. But I couldn't find either of these.
> I may start the frontend from if-up, but I would prefer a myth- 
> native solution.

Instead of delaying the frontend, you should probably start your  
networking sooner. There's a problem in Ubuntu where the networking  
doesn't start until you log in as well as a way to make it start  
sooner. (Not a bug, but a weird way they've designed the networking  
such that it doesn't work for services that require networking before  
you log in.)


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