[mythtv] Problem with 0.28 remote frontend
thomas at mashos.com
Thu Apr 21 14:55:09 UTC 2016
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 2:48 AM John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
> On 17/04/16 20:59, Peter Bennett wrote:
> > Hi Devs
> > Here is the situation:
> > mythbackend is up and running.
> > Install a frontend on a different machine, on the same network.
> > There is no config.xml on the new frontend.
> > Start mythfrontend.
> > With 0.27 the frontend would do a network scan, find the backend, find
> > out the database password from the backend, create a new config.xml for
> > itself, then start up. If it could not find the backend, it would prompt
> > for the database credentials, setup the config.xml from them, and then
> > start up successfully.
> > With 0.28 the frontend prompts for country and language, then fails with
> > a segmentation fault. The log shows that it tried several times to
> > connect to a backend on 127.0.0.1; which is incorrect.
> > This is not user friendly behaviour.
> > If I run mythtv-setup on that frontend it gives me the prompts for
> > database credentials and creates the config.xml, then goes into backend
> > setup. After exiting that I can run the frontend. This is not correct
> > procedure since you should not run the mythtv-setup on a frontend only
> > machine.
> > Another way to resolve it is by copying the config.xml from the backend
> > to the frontend, then everything works. A new user will not know how to
> > do that.
> > Is there a bug here? Should I report it or have I been doing something
> > wrong?
> > Peter
> I see this is now https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/12735
> It, and recent experience, has prompted me to think again about setup,
> which I have rarely found straightforward but eventually works and gets
> forgotten about.
> I sometimes have more than one mythbox active, but they don't appear to
> interact. I suppose this must be because my config.xml includes
> and copying that to another frontend, as Peter suggests, won't help.
> Also, in that case, I don't think mythtv-setup.real ('buntu) allows the
> entry of a remote address.
> I've wondered, too, why setup starts by default in full-screen mode.
> 'mythtv-setup.real -w --geometry 1024x576' lets me use other windows to
> get more info when, for example, setup enters a restarting loop.
> John P
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On the 16.04 ISO, mythtv-setup does start in a window.
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