[mythtv-users] BE slow without internet connectivity

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Nov 23 17:12:21 UTC 2011

On 23/11/11 16:58, Tim Draper wrote:
> this problem first exhibited itself with slow FE performance when it
> first wakes up and interacts with the myth DB (ie: liveTV, recorded
> shows, videos). however, it seems that the BE is also slow during
> initial connection with SSH (before MOTD/password prompt), and the
> same with VNC (asks for password, desktop is displayed, but takes time
> to show mouse cursor).
> the BE is on 24/7, it runs mythbuntu 11.04 x64, and 0.24.1 as of
> around 2 weeks ago.
> mythweb seems fine, as does other services installed (webmin&
> qbittorrent). file transfers seem fine too.
> the problem arose after i lost ADSL connectivity last friday (ADSL
> still down), and which my single mythFE also had problems with
> ICEauthority when starting the frontend (deleting the .ICEAuthority
> file in 'home' fixed this).
> i have LAN access, but no internet.
> is this expected behaviour? aside from qbittorrent on the BE, there is
> no other internet orientated connections i am aware of.
I have experienced times when my internet connection was down, and it didn't 
affect anything here. How about DNS? Depending how yours is set up, it may be 
atempting unnecessary searches. Or NTP? Something else like that?


Mike Perkins

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