[mythtv-users] Frontend submits hardware profile every startup

John Veness John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk
Mon Jul 9 08:38:04 UTC 2012

On 15/06/2012 11:15, John Veness wrote:
> Hi,
> My mythfrontend seems to be submitting a hardware profile every time it
> starts up. The relevant part of mythfrontend --v all would seem to be:
> 2012-06-13 07:54:28.829711 I [22447/22447] CoreContext
> hardwareprofile.cpp:164 (NeedsUpdate) - Last hardware profile update was
>  > 30 days ago, update required...
> 2012-06-13 07:54:28.829806 I [22447/22447] CoreContext
> mythmainwindow.cpp:2538 (LockInputDevices) - Locking input devices
> 2012-06-13 07:54:28.842664 I [22447/22447] CoreContext
> system-unix.cpp:735 (Fork) - Managed child (PID: 22471) has started! *
> command=/usr/share/mythtv/hardwareprofile/sendProfile.py --submitOnly
> -a, timeout=0
> 2012-06-13 07:55:13.646857 I [22447/22460] SystemManager
> system-unix.cpp:342 (run) - Managed child (PID: 22471) has exited!
> command=/usr/share/mythtv/hardwareprofile/sendProfile.py --submitOnly
> -a, status=256, result=1
> As you'll see from the timestamps, this adds a 45-second or so delay to
> mythfrontend starting up, during which time it looks like it's hung.
> Any ideas why it's doing this every time? It looks from the log like it
> should only be doing this every 30 days.
> I'm running up-to-date 0.25-fixes from the mythbuntu repos. I've noticed
> this problem for the last week or two.
> Cheers,
> John

Further to this, setting a PIN didn't make a difference. Eventually I 
deleted (well, renamed just in case) the folder 
~/.mythtv/HardwareProfile and that has got rid of the delay so I assume 
it isn't submitting the hardware profile every startup. I'll keep an eye 
on it.

Does anyone want to see the previous contents of the HardwareProfile 
folder in case that helps them troubleshoot what the problem was?


John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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