[mythtv-users] multiple mythfrontends on same computer

Gareth Glaccum gareth.glaccum at btopenworld.com
Tue Nov 24 14:21:02 UTC 2009

Disable upnp on the frontends? This sets up a port for the server to connect back to I think.

From: Erez D <erez0001 at gmail.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 13:21:31
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] multiple mythfrontends on same computer

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:

>Erez D wrote:
>>>>i have a computer which runs mysql, mythbackend and two instances of mythfrontend (for two TVs)
>>>>i work in this configuration for around 5 years...
>>>>now that i upgraded to karmic, i had a lot of problems.
>>>>i fixed them one by one, and now i got to the issue of not being able to run two frontends on the same computer at the same time
>>>>i run directly mythfrontend.real (as two instances of frontend were disabled in the wrapper script)
>>>>i run the two instances from two different users, and different "LocalHostName" in the users's ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt
>>>>it seams that the first instance i run works, the other doesn't.
>>>>the log file i get on the second is:
>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 mythfrontend version: branches/release-0-22-fixes [22594] www.mythtv.org <http://www.mythtv.org>
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 (old)Settings::ReadSettings(settings.txt) - No such file
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 Using runtime prefix = /usr
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 Using configuration directory = /home/myth2/.mythtv
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 UPnp - Constructor
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 MediaRenderer::Begin
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 ThreadPool:AddWorkerThread - HTTP_WorkerThread
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 HttpServer() - SharePath = /usr/share/mythtv/
>>>>2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 MediaRenderer::HttpServer Create Error
>>>>any idea ?
>>Start one frontend at a time; make sure they each run under a different user.  
I run the first under user "myth1" and the second under user "myth2"

>Go into Setup | General and on page 2 add "Custom Identifier" for each frontend.

it's already there (probably was read from mysql.txt as i havn't put that there myself)

any other ideas ?



>AFAIK mysql.txt isn't used anymore.
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