[mythtv-users] mythfrontend won't start on new Fedora 11/atrpms install

Alan Carlson tsanltr at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 22 04:57:11 UTC 2009

On a new install of 22 on my test system - my mythfrontend won't start. I start mythbackend in one console window (output looks normal), and in another console window I type mythfrontend, hit return and nothing happens. No windows start, and no output shows in my  console window. I leave it and come back, and it is still just sitting there
I have been running myth for years, following Jarod's guide since FC 1. After he stopped updating it, I continued following the same process using Fedora and KDE on my nvidia based motherboards. 
I last updated to a new motherboard last August. I installed Fedora 11 on my production backend (identical to my test system) using this process and everyting went smoothly. Now when I try to install Myth 22 on the same motherboard and Fedora 11, my mythfrontend just sits there.
After multiple reloads to confirm my steps, the only thing out of the ordinary are some errors I receive during the "yum install mythtv" - see below. These may be causing my problem, but I have Googled and haven't found anything on them.
My install process with out going into too much detail is as follows:
1. I install Fedora 11 on a Asus M3N78 PRO motherboard with NVIDIA GeForce 8300 chipset
2. yum update
3. Install the nvidia proprietary drivers. On clean installs, I have tried various versions from the most current (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.42-pkg2.run), one a few versions back (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.36-pkg2.run) and the one I have working on my production backend (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.31-pkg2.run)
4. Add atrpms-repo and freshrpms.repo 
5. Install alsa:
yum -y install alsa-kmdl-$KVER
yum -y install alsa-driver 
6. yum remove -y python-imaging 
Need to uninstall or you get the following error:
PIL-1.1.6-9.fc11.x86_64 conflicts with file from package python-imaging-1.1.6-14.fc11.x86_64
This is the same as under myth 21.
7. yum -y install mythtv
During the install, I get the following errors:
Installing     : libvdpau-0.2-1.fc11.x86_64
/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib64/libvdpau_trace.so is not a symbolic link
Installing     : libmythui-0.22_0-0.22-221.fc11.x86_64
/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib64/libvdpau_trace.so is not a symbolic link
Installing     : schroedinger-1.0.7-1.fc11.x86_64 
/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib64/libvdpau_trace.so is not a symbolic link
And so on . . .
Installing     : atrpms-73.1-1.noarch 
error: /usr/share/atrpms/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms: import failed.
Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure in rpm package atrpms-73.1-1.noarch
warning: %post(atrpms-73.1-1.noarch) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
8. yum -y install ivtv-firmware (for my Hauppauge PVR-350)
9. setup mysql
/sbin/chkconfig mysqld on
/sbin/service mysqld start
mysql -u root mysql
UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('PASSWORD') WHERE user='root';
mysql -u root -p < /usr/share/doc/mythtv-docs-0.22/database/mc.sql
mysql -u root -p mythconverg
grant all on mythconverg.* to mythtv@"192.168.0.%" identified by "mythtv";
flush privileges;
10. create recording directory and set owner to mythtv
mkdir /video 
mkdir /video/recordings
cd /video
chown -R mythtv:mythtv /video
ls -al
11. Run mythtvsetup 
12. Start mythbackend
13. Start mythfrontend
And nothing happens . . .
I appreciate any ideas on this.
TIA - Alan


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