[mythtv-users] MBE loses tuners in SBE until I enter & exit from Mythtv-Setup

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 14:33:13 UTC 2009

On 11/02/2009, Glen Hawksworth <glenhawk at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>  On Sun, 2009-02-08 at 11:48 +0000, Nick Morrott wrote:
>  On 08/02/2009, Glen Hawksworth <glenhawk at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > Maybe the Mythbuntu guys should look at inserting a startup method that
> > allows for ubuntus apparent slow-off-the-mark network
> > connection/authentication.
> Have you tried temporarily starting the mythbackend service from
> /etc/rc.local?
> I would have expected to see a lot more mythbuntu users complaining
> here if it was a universal issue :)
> Where in the init sequence do your network and mythbackend services
> start? Have you tried altering the chkconfig data at the top of the
> mythbackend initscript to make it start later in the init sequence? As
> a data point my now-ageing MBE system has network starting at 10,
> mysqld at 64, and mythbackend at 86 in runlevel 5.
> Nick
>  Hi Nick,
>  I understand what you are saying and I am encouraged by it but I am not
> sure how to achieve it. Your comments have (as a side effect) helped me to
> figure out how to get the LCD screen on my server working every time the
> system boots (sudo update-rc.d LCDd defaults). I now know how to get
> something to start on boot but I don't know how to change the order of what
> is started. If it is as simple as ensuring that the networking starts before
> mythbackend then that would save a lot of headaches.
>  Could you please explain how to set the order.

The start/stop order for a particular service is normally set in the
header of its init script, typically located in /etc/rc.d/init.d/.
Details on running chkconfig to start/alter/stop services can be found
on the chkconfig manpage. Editing the init script and then re-running
chkconfig to reconfigure the service is a way to alter when a
particular service starts up in one or more runlevels.

However, if your issues are due to the way that Ubuntu starts its
networking service, follow Robert's link and see if you can get a
normally functioning system without having to resort to editing your
init scripts. I don't run Ubuntu, so can't be of any help there.


Nick Morrott

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