[mythtv-users] FW: Channel listing on mythweb from PDA broken

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Wed Sep 14 14:01:30 UTC 2011

On 14/09/2011 21:18, Anthony Rooney wrote:
> *From:*mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] *On Behalf Of *Michael Watson
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:40 AM
> *To:* Discussion about MythTV
> *Subject:* Re: [mythtv-users] FW: Channel listing on mythweb from PDA 
> broken
> On 13/09/2011 23:07, Anthony Rooney wrote:
> *From:*mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> <mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org> 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] *On Behalf Of *Anthony Rooney
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 7 September 2011 8:18 PM
> *To:* mythtv-users at mythtv.org <mailto:mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> *Subject:* [mythtv-users] Channel listing on mythweb from PDA broken
> Previously I used my Nokia E63 to connect to MythWeb and selected 
> "Listings" and then the channel to see what was scheduled on that 
> channel at that particular time and could scroll forward and back as 
> required and select recording etc.  Following the upgrade from 0.23 to 
> 0.24 I can no longer get listings to work from my E63 and all works as 
> normal from any PC based web browser client connecting to MythWeb.
> Now when I select listings and then the channel I am taken to a screen 
> with the current date and the  Jump button with no listings below.  I 
> cannot figure out why this no longer works.  I downloaded a different 
> browser to the E63 with no good effect.  I tried the reset MythWeb 
> template default command from the PDA browser (?RESET_TMPL=true) which 
> also did not work.
> Everything work Ok using MythWeb from any computer or laptop based 
> browser but does not work anymore from the Nokia. >From the Nokia all 
> of the other MythWeb functions also work fine -- Upcoming Recordings, 
> Recorded Programs and Backend status display all the required data but 
> not Listings.
> I tried creating a second authorised user based on some feedback I 
> found on Google that you need a 2^nd user for PDA  however ran into 
> trouble with the HTPASSWD command not allowing me to add a second 
> user.  I then used the --C option which created an new htpasswd file 
> which has stopped Apache2 from starting the web service I presume 
> because it know it has a different hash.  It seems I have swallowed 
> the spider to catch the fly trying to fix this in the absence of any 
> advise or assistance.
> I cannot be the only one to have had listing break on PDA devices yet 
> not help.
> This is a very useful feature which people will want to use so how do 
> you get assistance or advice when it stops working?
> Anthony
> I cannot believe I am the only one using a PDA device to access 
> MythWeb in the manner described so how come I get absolutely no 
> assistance or suggestions to help me get round such a debilitating 
> problem using this feature?  MythWeb is as useful as an ashtray on a 
> motorbike or tits on a bull if you cannot use mobile devices to load 
> an interface that is usable.  This stopped working without reason 
> following an "upgrade" from 0.23 to 0.24 so how do I recover this 
> functionality??
> This is supposed to be a USER forum so how do users get assistance?
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> For what its worth,
> I tested the same on my Nokia E71, and get the same result as you.
> Relevent line from the Apache access.log file is:
> "GET /mythweb/tv/channel/1207/20110914 HTTP/1.1" 200 1128 
> "" 
> <> "Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; 
> Series60/3.1 NokiaE71-1/510.21.009; Profile/MIDP-2.0 
> Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413"
> Pasting ** into a 
> web browser on my desktop gives the listing for that channel as 
> expected.  No errors are logged in the apache error.log
> MythTV Version   : v0.24.1-84-g8f865a6
> MythTV Branch    : fixes/0.24
> Regards,
> Michael
> Thanks for the feedback Michael, you are the only one that responded 
> to this question in over 3 weeks.  I guess there are not many people 
> using their mobile devices to access MythTv listings, which is very 
> surprising.  Do you think this is a bug and there is no work-a-round?
> I have an image of my 0.23 installation which I will restore as I lost 
> so much with the "upgrade" to 0.24.  Perhaps my KWorld dual tuner 
> DVB-T 160  will start working again in the old environment.  This was 
> another question I raised on the forum without a single suggestion to 
> fix so I pulled out the card in put it in a Windows machine where it 
> works OK.  I actually thought the card had failed not expecting a 
> upgrade to 0.24 to kill it so completely.
> Kind Regards
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Yes, frustrating when nobody replies, yet many people can generate a lot 
of crud on a seemingly simple topic such as whether to run GUI on a 
standalone BE.

With the Nokia, I am assuming its a bug, caused by what I am unsure.  I 
think because its not an iPhone or an Android, nobody seems to care 
anymore that there are other devices out there (although, as I dont own 
either of these phones, have not tested on them)

Not had any tuner related issues with 0.24, until recently that is, but 
I think that is more a kernel / startup timing issue.  My AverMedia 
Super 007, was unable to tune channels at random.  Adding a 20 sec delay 
to mythtv-backend startup script fixed that issue.  (Although MythTV 
developers strongly deny that it could be caused by MythTV itself).  
This problem only started about two weeks ago, possibly after a kernel 

Although, I have no knowledge of your KWorld Tuner, what issues where 
you having with it?
What version of 0.24 are you running?


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