[mythtv-users] Auto-started Mythbackend = Remote Mythfrontend connection failure

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 05:48:26 UTC 2012

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Andrew Stadt <acstadt at stadt.ca> wrote:

> On 16/11/2012 5:34 PM, Darethehair wrote:
>> On 16/11/12 03:45 PM, Jonatan Lindblad wrote:
>>> Do you actually need network-manager?  Is it possible for you to
>>> configure your interface in /etc/network/interfaces and instead depend on
>>> $network in your mythtv-backend init script?
>>> --
>>> Jonatan
>> Yes, that probably would be another option -- but as you say it still
>> looks like adding a dependency into 'mythtv-backend' for networking (either
>> '$network' or 'network-manager') for Debian users.  At that point, either
>> having a delay (like I did), or hard-coded wireless network parms in
>> '/etc/network/interfaces' would do the trick :)
>> I remain puzzled, though, that other Debian users have not encountered
>> the same challenge (?).
>>  As others have stated, I think that most of us find that Debian's
> network manager is just too much overhead on a box plugged into the wall.
>  I think that, not to overly generalize, I tend to believe that when Debian
> pushed the network manager on us, we just removed it.
I recall finding it difficult to know how to specify the authentication
parameters when trying to use /etc/network/interfaces with a wireless card
when i was suffering with a machine that was statically on my lan but
needed to be wireless.

> I'm also running a custom start-up script which has always depended on
> eth0 being there before myth-backend started.
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