[mythtv-users] MythTV newbie questions

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Sat Sep 15 14:15:07 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Once I had established the tuner was
>> working, I wanted to use the workstation as only a frontend, so I
>> uninstalled mythtvbackend.
> See, you're thinking logically. Stop that. ;) Mythtv likes to have the
> FE *and* BE installed on *every* machine. On the machines you want to
> be FEs, you just don't run the BE executable. On machines you want to
> be BEs, you just don't run the FE executable.

This just isn't true at all.  I don't have the BE installed on any of
my FE only systems and I haven't had any problems.

Use a text editor to take a look at the file:


and make sure it has the settings you want.


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