[mythtv-users] Seriously need help fixing new setup

networks1 at cox.net networks1 at cox.net
Tue Nov 15 01:30:52 UTC 2011

---- "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote: 

On 11/13/2011 06:11 PM, networks1 wrote:
> So I've been working on a new setup for about a week now, and I can't get it to work, and I'm just about at the end of my rope.  Relevant facts are: New setup is Fedora 15.  Capture device is HDPVR.  Restored old DB from previous setup.  I have verified that cat /dev/video0 produces output.  IP address is set to  Earlier I could get frontend to start without complaints, now both it says it can't connect to backend.  setup pops up a window saying it can't connect to backend, but then asks if I want to stop backend before continuing setup :-/  ps -e says mythbackend is running.
> mythbackend log after most recent reboot says:
> 2011-11-13 15:56:57.661 Configuration::Load - Error parsing: /etc/mythtv/config.xml at line: 1  column: 1
> 2011-11-13 15:56:57.661 Configuration::Load - Error Msg: error occurred while parsing element

Which means that your system is using defaults to connect to a 
database--and, based on the missing/broken Video Source definition 
mentioned later, I'm guessing that it's the wrong database (not the one 
that was working on your system before you restored the old database).

Use mythfrontend -p to re-configure the config.xml stuff or just edit 
config.xml.  Also, if you /do/ have a mythconverg database on some other 
host (versus the one that should have it), I /highly/ recommend dropping 
that database--if you have only one mythconverg database schema on the 
entire network, MythTV will never successfully connect to the 
wrong/unconfigured/not usable one.


config.xml says the db is mythconverg.  When I try to configure with mythfrontend -p it starts and exits, and in the terminal window there is:

QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
2011-11-14 18:25:50.063 mythfrontend version:  [0.24.1-2.fc15 (3657f313ac)] www.mythtv.org
2011-11-14 18:25:50.063 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2011-11-14 18:25:50.063 Using configuration directory = /root/.mythtv
2011-11-14 18:25:50.063 ThreadPool:HTTP: Initial 1, Max 25, Timeout 60000
2011-11-14 18:25:50.667 Unable to read configuration file mysql.txt
2011-11-14 18:25:50.667 Empty LocalHostName.
2011-11-14 18:25:50.667 Using localhost value of mythtv.mythtv
2011-11-14 18:25:50.668 Could not find theme:  - Switching to Terra
2011-11-14 18:25:50.673 Desktop video mode: 1366x768 60.004 Hz
2011-11-14 18:25:50.695 get_ip: Name or service not known
2011-11-14 18:25:50.695 LIRC, Error: Failed to parse IP address ''
2011-11-14 18:25:50.695 JoystickMenuThread: Joystick disabled - Failed to read /root/.mythtv/joystickmenurc
2011-11-14 18:25:50.704 New DB connection, total: 1
2011-11-14 18:25:50.717 Using Frameless Window
2011-11-14 18:25:50.717 Using Full Screen Window
2011-11-14 18:25:50.719 Using the Qt painter
g_dbus_connection_real_closed: Remote peer vanished with error: Underlying GIOStream returned 0 bytes on an async read (g-io-error-quark, 0). Exiting.

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