[mythtv-users] time zone with distant frontend

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 24 03:27:03 UTC 2010

On 01/23/2010 06:45 PM, Johnny Walker wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 12/29/2009 12:34 PM, Johnny Walker wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM, mythtv-free wrote:
>>>> I got this message from my mythtv:
>>>> "Time zone settings on the master backend differ from those on this
>>>> system.
>>>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.291 Detected time zone settings:
>>>>   Master: Zone ID: 'CET', UTC Offset: '3600', Current Time:
>>>> '2009-12-29T18:23:15'
>>>>    Local: Zone ID: 'Europe/Paris', UTC Offset: '3600', Current Time:
>>>> '2009-12-29T18:23:15'
>>>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.291 The time and/or time zone settings on this
>>>> system do not match those in use on the master backend. Please ensure
>>>> all frontend and backend systems are configured to use the same time
>>>> zone and have the current time properly set.
>>>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.292 Unable to run with invalid time settings.
>>>> Exiting.
>>>> "
>>>> I think that this time checking is too sensitive! Is it new in 0.22 ?
>>> My feeling is that a pop-up is warranted to at least tell you. In many
>>> cases you're auto-starting the mythfrontend and all that happens is
>>> that it crashes back to desktop.
>> It doesn't crash.  It does exit.  It also explains why it's doing so in the
>> log messages that are quoted above
>>> I bet I could figure out enough C to make a dialog box happen. You'd
>>> still wind up having to connect to keyboard or SSH in to fix it but at
>>> least the error would be more friendly.
>> That would be appreciated.
> I've finally found time enough to get cracking on this and it's almost
> working. Is there a preference of using MythDialogBox over
> MythPopupBox since the former is libmythui which, I believe, is the
> direction new code is supposed to be moving, or does it matter much?

Things are going the MythUI way and new non-mythui stuff is no longer
being accepted, so you do want to go the mythui way...  I can't tell you
for sure which is that way, though--you seem to know that better than I.


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