[mythtv-users] How to kill mythbackend?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 6 14:06:39 UTC 2010

  On 07/06/2010 04:09 AM, Clay wrote:
> Freshly jacked up install of 10.04 and JYA's repos. New (old) box to 
> replace the existing master backend and consolidate all my tuner cards.
> Migrated DB, dropped, de-corrupted, and migrated again, successfully.
> Deleted all capture cards and added them again but the cards aren't 
> happy yet. Can't get anything on the 150's, A180, or ATSC115.
> I've had the same master backend since 0.19 but several slave backends 
> and frontends over the years.
> All the slaves (and the original master, iirc) gave me grief because I 
> install myth as a user other than mythtv.
> My "fix" has always been running the backend as the user instead of 
> the default mythtv user.
> When I was feeling extra ambitious, I'd track down whatever line in 
> the init script that started it as mythtv and change it to the user.
> Usually I'd be lazy and kill mythbackend then run mythbackend in a 
> terminal and the box was happy.
> I know it ain't right, but it worked for me, up 'til now...
> 0.23 brings another wonderful 'Windows' feature to MythTV that keeps 
> the backend alive if it's killed or dies.

That's upstart, which *buntu has chosen to replace sysvinit.

> How do I work around this so I can kill it running as mythtv and run 
> it as my user?

I'll leave it to someone who knows upstart to answer your question:  
"How do I get upstart to start MythTV as a different user?"


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