[mythtv-users] Mythtvosd not working from backend?

Thomas Mørch tmorch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:01:13 UTC 2009

2009/6/8 Thomas Mørch <tmorch at gmail.com>

> 2009/6/8 George Mari <george_mythusers at mari1938.org>
>>  Thomas Mørch wrote:
>>> I have been fiddling with mythtvosd, but it fails when I run it from my
>>> backend.
>>> If I run mythtvosd from the backend, my frontend machine doesn't do
>>> anything. If I use another computer on the network, it shows the osd. So
>>> at
>>> least the frontend is working.
>>>  The backend serves as both myth backend, with a couple of receivers, as
>>> well as mail, web etc. server, and firewall.
>>> I have tried to disable the firewall (shorewall) clearing the netfilter
>>> tables, but it doesn't help.
>>> Any pointers?
>> I use mythtvosd to display caller id information, as described in the
>> wiki.  I have it setup on each frontend that I have, however, and I did not
>> think it was possible to use it from the backend to "send" a message  to a
>> particular frontend to be displayed on it's OSD.
>> What is the command line you are using to do this?  Are you getting an
>> error message when you say it doesn't work?
> There is no errors, mythtvosd say that it send the UDP/XML packet, but
> nothing happens on the frontend. And if I take my laptop, and use the same
> mythtvosd command, the message show up on the frontend.
> As far as I can see, mythtvosd makes an broadcast to all frontends on the
> network, not just the one it is running from.
> I have also tried to clear netfilter tables, just to be sure that it wasn't
> the firewall that played some silly tricks on me. But it still doesn't work
> from the backend..
> / Thomas

I got it working, by adding a route to to my local network.
And after fiddling with a small php script, I now have a webpage where I can
send messages to the tv :)

/ Thomas
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