[mythtv-users] HDHR prob with new wallwarts

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 19:56:53 UTC 2019

One after thought Allen, I can't use an analog tuner it myust be digital,

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 2:29 PM Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com> wrote:

> yes, very interested, what do you have?
> On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 2:27 PM Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 10:53 AM Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I really appreciate all the replies and debate, but what I'd rather do,
>>> since I use one combined FE/BE with no other FE's is swap my HDHRs for a
>>> couple single tuner cards, preferably PCIe, I have two open slots, find
>>> them simpler to use, and they suit my use case well, I'm using a Hauppauge
>>> 1250 and a pair of Pinnacle PCTV 800i cards. Please contact off list if
>>> you're interested.
>>> On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 12:52 PM Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 9:29 AM Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On 07/12/2019 17:35, Allen Edwards wrote:
>>>>> > Here is the solution.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > dad at NewMyth:~$ more /etc/network/interfaces
>>>>> > # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
>>>>> > auto lo
>>>>> > iface lo inet loopback
>>>>> > auto enp2s0
>>>>> > iface enp2s0 inet static
>>>>> >     address
>>>>> >     netmask
>>>>> >     gateway
>>>>> >     broadcast
>>>>> >     dns-nameservers
>>>>> Trying to decode this. I assume that the reason SD made this
>>>>> suggestion,
>>>>> and that you report it worked for you, is that the creation of an
>>>>> enp2s0
>>>>> entry in /etc/network/interfaces caused your backend's enp2s0 interface
>>>>> no longer to be managed by the scourge that is Network Manager (scourge
>>>>> on servers, not on clients).
>>>>> So that should be the advice given to others: create an appropriate
>>>>> entry for your backend's main ethernet interface in its
>>>>> /etc/network/interfaces file. The above is just an example of what such
>>>>> an entry might look like. Don't just copy it onto your backend and
>>>>> assume it will work as-is; you will need to adapt it to your network
>>>>> and
>>>>> interface name.
>>>>> (Also, I would steer clear of Google's DNS servers because I value my
>>>>> privacy, but that's just me).
>>>>> I honestly do not recall who gave me the suggestions but I think it
>>>> was on this group but it could have been through Googling or a mixture. You
>>>> are right that it needs to be customized. This is just what I did. It kept
>>>> the HDHR connected where previously Linux was disconnecting. The HDHRs were
>>>> working fine and I could view them from Windows when the Linux box and thus
>>>> Myth could not. What SD did was suggest I use Windows to see if the HDHRs
>>>> were still connected and working at a time when Linux could not see them.
>>>> It was a great troubleshooting technique as it isolated the problem to
>>>> Linux. Not Myth, not the HDHRs.
>>>> My son works at Google and I trust them. Let me simplify the privacy
>>>> issues and what I understand Google does and does not do.
>>>> Google is in the business of selling ads and wants them to be relevant
>>>> to the viewer. There are three ways this can be done:
>>>> 1) By where you are. This is similar to a newspaper having different
>>>> editions for different geographies.
>>>> 2) By what you do. You visited Homedepot.com looked at lawn mowers so
>>>> here is a lawn mower ad.
>>>> 3) By who you are. You are Frank and you like sex, drugs, and
>>>> rock-n-roll.
>>>> Google does 1 and 2 but not 3. In California, starting next year, you
>>>> can opt out of #2. I have opted out of #2 on behalf of all my users on my
>>>> website for example so I don't need to ask everyone individually. Nice
>>>> feature. I think the EU is similar.
>>>> It is my belief that Facebook uses #3 and I do not put Google and
>>>> Facebook in the same box.
>>>> Allen
>> I went the other way. Took out my internal tuner cards and used the
>> HDHR.  So long ago I can't remember all the reasons but I know internal
>> heat in the computer case was one. I liked it so much I bought a second one
>> on Craigslist, which is how I got the underrated wall wart that ended up
>> giving me problems. My tuner cards are a decade old so probably not worth
>> using but I can go look if you are interested.
>> Allen
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