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by pinnerite
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jerky live TV on version 31
Replies: 2
Views: 89
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Re: Jerky live TV on version 31

I have narrowed the problem down a little: a) Viewing SD and HD recordings on MythTV backend server 's frontend - Perfect b) Viewing live SD and HD TV on the same frontend - Perfect c) Viewing SD and HD recordings on remote (connected by wi-fi) - Perfect d) Viewing live SD TV on remote frontend (con...
by pinnerite
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jerky live TV on version 31
Replies: 2
Views: 89
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Jerky live TV on version 31

I have been slowly eliminating problems on my backend server. I am left with jerkiness of the live TV on my remote frontend but not on the local frontend. The remote has always been cable connected to the modem-router but the backend server was connected by WI-FI. Suspecting the WI-FI, I disabled it...
by pinnerite
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recording options
Replies: 9
Views: 297
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Re: Recording options

I can get into recording Rules but there are no options but a table of recording rules.
I can edit each one individually but not set global options, which is what i wanted to do.

Thank you anyway.
by pinnerite
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recording options
Replies: 9
Views: 297
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Recording options

I habitually set the start time back by a minute and the end time forward by the same.

Is it possible to set these as defaults?
by pinnerite
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Occasional Glitch
Replies: 0
Views: 500
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Occasional Glitch

I am running MythTV version 31.0. I watch both live TV and recordings from a remote front end. The backend is running on mint 20.04. It is not running any other applications. Although I have the remote frontend displaying the "Watch recordings" window, nothing is selected. It communicates with the b...
by pinnerite
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recordings sporadically fail
Replies: 5
Views: 440
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Re: Recordings sporadically fail

I seem to have posted many problems over the years so I have the replies to rely on. How is your backend server driven? Is it wired or wireless? Have you had any power cuts locally. My area recently suffered several tiny cuts. Sometimes enough to kill the oven clocks, sometimes just the computer. So...
by pinnerite
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mythtv - wrong screen
Replies: 2
Views: 158
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Mythtv - wrong screen

I am running mythtv-frontend 31 on Mint 20. My desktop system has two screens. I only watch TV or recordings on the left-hand screen. Mint uses xfdrake to generate xorg.conf. It looks fine, The screens are driven by separate video cards. I can drag everything (in a widow) from screen to screen if ch...
by pinnerite
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Reboot required periodically
Replies: 4
Views: 354
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Re: Reboot required periodically

A few days ago I re-sited a wif-fi signal booster further away from the router but closer to the machine hosting mythtv.
The result is that there has been a huge improvement.
I am going mark this [SOLVED]
Thank you.
by pinnerite
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Reboot required periodically
Replies: 4
Views: 354
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Re: Reboot required periodically

Unfortunately this appears not to be a single fault: 1) When the system boots up, a crash report is generated. I have asked the Linux Mint forum to interpret the report for me. 2) The machine's wi-fi stops working intermittently. It maybe that it there is no mythtv issue at all. I wiil report back w...
by pinnerite
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Reboot required periodically
Replies: 4
Views: 354
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Re: Reboot required periodically

Amazing. The hosts file on the remote had incorrect (old) entries for the hosts, somehow missed. My SQL skills are legendary (non-existent) so I chose to create files using touch and see if they clear eventually. Well the backend did restart. I used it all yesterday. I just started the remote fronte...
by pinnerite
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Reboot required periodically
Replies: 4
Views: 354
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[SOLVED] Reboot required periodically

Sometimes when starting up will report that it is timing out from live TV. It always requires a reboot of the back-end server to remedy this. Both machines are running Mint 20. When I inspected the backend log I found some odd items like references to expired recordings that were never knowingly rec...
by pinnerite
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Could not change channels
Replies: 1
Views: 87
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Could not change channels

This morning I could not change channels (Live TV) on both remote and server/frontend.
I rebooted the server and it was fine.

It has happened before. I am curious as to what might cause this.
by pinnerite
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Instability - Mythtv 31 - Mint 20
Replies: 0
Views: 762
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[SOLVED] Instability - Mythtv 31 - Mint 20

The day after I posted this, I booted my work machine and later, the backend server, the system that I am writing about. I executed the remote's front end first and tested it. It was rock solid. i did the same on the backend server and was surprised that the instability had gone. No. I cannot unders...
by pinnerite
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Frontend Fails to connect to database
Replies: 4
Views: 268
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Re: Frontend Fails to connect to database

Well spotted. The Master Backend Name had become unset. I can now get unto the frontend setup! I cannot get live TV 'tuners are all busy'. The driver is loaded: root@origen:~# dmesg | grep dvb [ 8.936782] dvbdev: DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter) [ 9.957252] dvbdev: DVB: registering...
by pinnerite
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Frontend Fails to connect to database
Replies: 4
Views: 268
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Re: Frontend Fails to connect to database

Since my In the meantime, I located the missing libcec.so.4 but clearly that was not the answer. I had already read the wiki. Thank you. I renamed /home/alan.mythtv to /home/alan/.mythtv-old and created a new .mythtv then ln -s /etc/mythtv/config.xml /home/alan/.mythtv/config.xml the /usr/bin/mythfr...