[mythtv-users] Can't get it to work

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at mnsi.net
Thu Aug 5 05:23:56 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 15:58 -0700, Mark Tiddens wrote:
> Thanks much!  I will keep fooling with it to get it to work per the help,
> but it does sound like something we can't deploy en masse.  All we wanted
> was a TV viewer that gets all channels.  As I initially noted, TVtime does
> channels in the hundreds but not the channels in the thousands.  Maybe we
> can get Tvtime to extend to these channels...  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert McNamara
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 3:50 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Can't get it to work
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Mark Tiddens <tiddens at jumpingdolphins.com>
> wrote:
> > Thanks. I followed everything closely step-by-step three to four 
> > times.  How do I "check backend logs", what do I look for, and what do 
> > I do once I see something?
> <Please bottom post on our mailing lists, thank you>
> Your backend logs are the console output of your backend.  So if you have
> invoked it with the logfile option, or redirected console output of the
> backend process to a file, then it will be in that file.
> Alternately, your packager may have set up a logfile.  In Linux, log files
> are generally lcoated in /var/log somewhere.  I reiterate that MythTV in the
> US will be of little use without schedules direct, and if basic permissions
> problems cause you issues, I fear that you may have a major, major uphill
> battle in trying to use myth on your employer's box.  Even for those of use
> who know Myth front to back, we would still never think of deploying it en
> masse as the support burden would be huge.  If you are serious about putting
> it on a piece of hardware, you should really hire someone (or someones) who
> know myth code inside and out.  You may be interested in:
> http://groups.google.com/group/mythtv-contractors
> For that purpose.
> Robert

  Perhaps VLC or another movie player together with the competent
scripting to get needed channel info.

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