[mythtv-users] No network: no frontend

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Thu Sep 13 15:03:09 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:09 AM, Adrian Saul <sgtbundy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13/09/2012 9:50 PM, Bob Long wrote:
>> MythTV Version : v0.25.2-19-gcf06841
>> MythTV Branch : fixes/0.25
>> Combined backend/frontend.
>> My understanding was that a MythTV box can (should?) be configured so that
>> its network address is static, and that that IP address be told to the
>> backend and to the frontend.
>> However, if the network for some reason can't connect (in my case, a
>> wireless connection to the router), then the frontend won't start in the
>> normal manner, and I'm presented with the language selection menu of the
>> frontend. Attempting to cancel that just restarts the frontend and it
>> returns to that menu.
>> Is there an easy way around that (assuming that for some reason the
>> network connection can't be quickly re-established, eg., router failure)? Or
>> have I got the configuration wrong? In other words, must MythTV have a
>> working network connection for operation?
>> Thanks.
> If you look at the upstart configuration, it depends on the non loopback
> network being up for the backend service to start:
> start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo and started
> udev-finish)
> I believe the idea is to ensure that the backend is listening on all
> interfaces when it starts so that remote clients can connect.
> I do recall some workaround is to just configure a dummy static eth0
> interface that always comes up so the script can get on with it, or you
> could hack that section out of the upstart config
> (/etc/init/mythtv-backend.conf).
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That is only for the backend, the OP is talking about the frontend.
The frontend must be able to talk to the backend for it to start
correctly. All the information about the frontend is kept in the
database, plus you would need a connection to the backend to playback
any content. As frontend local content is going away, I don't see this


Thomas Mashos

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