[mythtv-users] frontend fails

Peter Bennett pgbennett at comcast.net
Fri Feb 24 15:29:09 UTC 2017

On 02/24/2017 10:07 AM, Mike Bibbings wrote:
> Don.t know if a ticket has been raised, but this problem has been 
> discussed in a number of threads and on mythtv forum, it is related to 
> Systemd starting a whole lot of things in parallel on 16.04 systems, 
> and mythtv-backend.service file not having  "wait for network... ".  I 
> have done the following (based on thread discussions) :
> To make sure backend start after network is properly configured:
> In a terminal on the machine running mythtv backend:
> sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
> sudo systemctl edit mythtv-backend.service
> Then paste the following 2 lines
> [Unit]
> After=NetworkManager-wait-online.service
> Then exit from the edit screen (it uses nano by default, so Ctrl+x, 
> then y, then Return key)
> Now reboot the system (sudo reboot)
> In the past I have reproduced the problem by having the mythbackend 
> machine get its IP address from the Router  (this is slower than 
> configuring the mythbackend machine IP address in say 
> /etc/network/interfaces). Mythbuntu 16.04 was installed on an SSD so 
> it starts much faster than spinning disks.
> Mike

For the next version (29) I am building code in mythfrontend to wait for 
the network during startup. It looks like it would be useful to have it 
for backend startup also.


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