[mythtv-users] How to kill mythbackend?

Thomas Mashos tgm4883 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 16:27:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net> wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>  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?"
>> Mike
> Got it.
> Apologies to the MythTV developers.
> I should have known it was a Winbuntu thing. That distro has been going
> down hill for a while... Don't know why I stay with it.
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I hope you filed bugs for the things that are broke for you. I mean, you
can't expect the developers to read your mind.

Although I'm not sure how having a system in place that will restart the
backend if it dies is a bad thing. Maybe you like missed recordings?

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