[mythtv-users] Easiest way to edit channels

Kevin Johnson iitywygms at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 22:54:17 UTC 2021

On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 2:52 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/17/21 3:24 PM, Kevin Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 8:18 AM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/16/21 8:21 PM, Kevin Johnson wrote:
>> So I was able to figure out chedit2.pl and have been successfully
>> editing the database.
>> Once I get the database trimmed, what is the best way to have the
>> channels I have removed from the database not show in the guide?
>> Is there an option using mythfilldatabase?  Or do I now need to delete
>> the unused channels using mythweb or channel editor on the backend?
>> Thanks for all the help
>> Personally, I just leave them there. After a couple of weeks the ones
>> that are no longer selected in mythfilldatabase will show "No Data" in the
>> guide.
>> Otherwise, the easiest way to edit channels is using mythweb. Got to
>> settings, TV, channel info. You can uncheck "visible" to make the channels
>> not show in the guide. You can also delete them from mythweb if you prefer.
>> It is very easy since it is a grid and you can quickly select or unselect a
>> bunch of them and apply the updates.
> Using mythweb I get the following error.
> Warning: Unknown: Input variables exceeded 1000. To increase the limit
> change max_input_vars in php.ini. in Unknown on line 0
> I am not able to change anything.
> I added this to my php.ini  *php_value max_input_vars 10000*
> restarted apache but still no go.
> Suggestions?
> Setting up channels used to be much easier.
> I set it to 20000
> Depends on which version of php you are using
> Look for /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php*.conf to find the version you are
> using
> Update /etc/php/7.4/apache2/php.ini - substitute your version for 7.4 if
> your version is not 7.4
> ; How many GET/POST/COOKIE input variables may be accepted
> ;max_input_vars = 1000
> max_input_vars = 20000
> Restart apache after changing this.
> Peter

I tried 20000.  Same error.  Increased to 50000 and it works without errors.

You and everyone on this list that take the time to help those of us who
are not masters at linux are very much appreciated.
Thank you.
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