[mythtv-users] Why can't I get channels registered for the hdhomerun prime - mythtv .24

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Sep 9 20:10:30 UTC 2012

On 09/08/2012 11:10 PM, Rick wrote:
> Hi,
> Admittedly my brain is fried.  I have a friend whose HD channels were
> switched around by comcast.  After attempting to do mythfilldatabase and
> selecting to update channels without much success, I decided to wipe the
> capture card and channel lineups and start from scratch.  I don't know
> what I'm doing wrong.  I followed the steps in the wiki (like I did in
> the past).  I select fetch listings from mythtv-setup but it gives an
> error that hte channel must be scanned first.
> We've confirmed it's getting to schedules direct ok because it comes
> back with the lineup string.  I just don't get why the channels aren't
> getting updated.
> Other checks we did:
> 1) We resynced the lineup inside schedules direct
> 2) We validated the lineup actually had channels on the SD site
> 3) We attempted both mythtv-setup and mythfilldatabase
> MythTV Version   : v0.24.1-99-gfdfc989
> MythTV Branch    : fixes/0.24
> Network Protocol : 63
> Library API      : 0.24.20110505-1
> QT Version       : 4.7.4
> Options compiled in:
>   linux release using_alsa using_jack using_oss using_pulse
> using_pulseoutput using_backend using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_directfb using_dvb using_frontend
> using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu
> using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtdbus
> using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld
> using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python
> using_mythtranscode using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads
> using_live using_mheg
> <output snippet>
> 012-09-08 22:46:51.383 New DB connection, total: 2
> 2012-09-08 22:46:51.384 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> localhost
> 2012-09-08 22:46:51.389 New DB connection, total: 3
> 2012-09-08 22:46:51.391 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> localhost
> 2012-09-08 22:47:09.799 Skipping channel fetch, you need to scan for
> channels first.
> 2012-09-08 22:47:16.222 Skipping channel fetch, you need to scan for
> channels first.
> 2012-09-08 22:47:16.738 Skipping channel fetch, you need to scan for
> channels first.
> 2012-09-08 22:47:17.208 Skipping channel fetch, you need to sc

This is because you can't do a mythfilldatabase without any channels.

However, you should be able to get channels by using the Fetch channels 
from listings provider option in Connect Inputs in mythtv-setup.  If 
that doesn't work, you may need to do:

mythfilldatabase --only-update-channels --do-not-filter-new-channels

to get the channels into the connected Video Source, then use:

mythfilldatabase --dd-grab-all

to get the data.  See, also,
for details about --dd-grab-all


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