[mythtv-users] frontend reinstall

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 02:51:11 UTC 2010

2010/1/6 Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com>:
> I recently reinstalled the Ubuntu and Myth on a frontend/slave backend
> system I use.  Now things are strange.  First of all, all of the settings
> for the former backend were already set when I first went to set it up.  The
> partition that held the previous install was deleted.  How did the previous
> settings from the previous install make it into the new install?  Is this
> data stored on the backend somehow?

Frontend settings are stored in the MythTV database (typically located
on the master backend). The only key settings stored on a remote
machine are connection details for the database.

> I can successfully test my connection
> to the database in mythbuntu control centre, but once myth launches, I
> cannot view recordings or videos (mythvideo is the only plungin I have
> installed).  When I try to view recordings, it seems to hang indefinitely,
> and when I try to view videos, it seems to try for a while before giving
> up.  I tried removing the backend (my removing it as a system role in
> mythbuntu control centre) and I had the same performance with the frontend.
> Below is the output I saw when running mythfrontend from the command line:
> josh at myth-livingroom:~$ mythfrontend
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.488 mythfrontend version: branches/release-0-22-fixes
> [22594] www.mythtv.org
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.502 AudioPulseUtil: Suspend Success
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.503 Using runtime prefix = /usr
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.503 Using configuration directory = /home/josh/.mythtv
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.503 Configuration::Load - Error parsing:
> /home/josh/.mythtv/config.xml at line: 1  column: 1
> 2010-01-05 21:27:42.503 Configuration::Load - Error Msg: unexpected end of
> file

You have a bad configuration file. Delete it and then restart the
affected frontend.


Nick Morrott

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