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by pinnerite
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Switching from Full screen to host desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 369
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Re: [SOLVED] Switching from Full screen to host desktop

I just gained control of the remote and keyboard and to my delight found that Ctrl-alt-UpArrow was actually easy to work on that tiny keyboard, so problem solved.

Thank you.
by pinnerite
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Switching from Full screen to host desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 369
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Re: Switching from Full screen to host desktop

Actually, I did not know about the windows key but I am using a wireless micro keyboard that does not have one.
I currently just keep the task-bar free but it is tricky to negotiate the cursor with the tracker pad hence my need for an alternative method.
by pinnerite
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Switching from Full screen to host desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 369
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[Solved] Switching from Full screen to host desktop

I am running Linux Mint 19.2. In order to be able to switch from MythTV to the Mint desktop, I set the geometry in the command to leave the task-bar visible. This means moving the cursor to minimise the MythTV window. It works but it means I cannot watch MythTV in full screen mode. I wondered if the...
by pinnerite
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Frontend occasional problem
Replies: 3
Views: 168
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Re: Frontend occasional problem

I think I will wait until it appears in the Mint repo. It probably means a clean install. What with all the reconfiguration of applications, I'll need a couple of days for both machines.

Hopefully COVID-19 will be history by then.

All the best. stay safe
by pinnerite
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Frontend occasional problem
Replies: 3
Views: 168
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Frontend occasional problem

I am currently watching live TV on the version 29.0 frontend on my remote work computer. The host is running Mint 19.1 and the 4-core AMD processor is supported by 8GB of DRAM. At the moment, apart from Firefox, on which I am keying this in, the only user program running is the Mythtv frontend. I wi...
by pinnerite
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot select channels from remote front end
Replies: 3
Views: 159
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Re: Cannot select channels from remote front end

Today, although no settings were changed but the backend machine was powered down. It was completely disconnected along with the sound system. All leads connections were thoroughly cleaned before being reconnected. On rebooting it all started working properly as did the remote frontend too. I cannot...
by pinnerite
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot select channels from remote front end
Replies: 3
Views: 159
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Re: Cannot select channels from remote front end

Sorry, I should have written: MythTV version 29.1 Operating system Mint 19.1 is on the machine with both Backend and Frontend. The remote frontend is running Mint 19.3. The only item requiring change was Security PIN from 'blank' to 0000. I rebooted both machines. There was no change. Thank you for ...
by pinnerite
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot select channels from remote front end
Replies: 3
Views: 159
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Cannot select channels from remote front end

The front-end on the same system as the backend behaves properly. But a remote front end appears to be operating properly in every respect excerpt one. I cannot change channels in any way, neither by the programme selector, the up/down navigation keys not entering an alternative channel number. I wo...
by pinnerite
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved} Frontend cannot connect to database
Replies: 1
Views: 139
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[SOLVED]: Frontend cannot connect to database

While checking the Official website, I examined the example config.xml.

One of my two copies of config.xml, one in ~/.mythtv and the other in /etc/mythtv did not match.
A careful edit and restart of the backend, followed by the remote front end and I had a live TV picture.
by pinnerite
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved} Frontend cannot connect to database
Replies: 1
Views: 139
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[Solved} Frontend cannot connect to database

This is so embarrassing! I had to reinstall a Mint 19.1 system whose data entry fields in every application, just scrolled the contents of previous entries endlessly. I was content to lose the previous recordings if only to restore the system and mythtv. It did not go well with several errors report...
by pinnerite
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio level control on remote Frontend
Replies: 1
Views: 88
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Audio level control on remote Frontend

I am running MTV 29.1 I can control the volume from the frontend situated on the backend server from a tiny wireless keyboard. However, from a remote frontend I cannot control the volume from its standard wired keyboard. The sound setting from Pulseaudio is: Analogue Surround 2.1 Output + Analogue S...
by pinnerite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: recordings jump back
Replies: 0
Views: 442
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recordings jump back

I am using Mythtv version 29.1. From time to time when a recording is being replayed it will jump back. I can move it forward again with <number><right arrow> but will just jump back again. Yesterday I ran optimize-mythdb.pl. It improved one episode I had been watching but failed on the second. I is...
by pinnerite
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Mythtv 29.1 suddenly failed to record
Replies: 1
Views: 485
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Re: Mythtv 29.1 suddenly failed to record [SOLVED?]

The system was already 'on' this morning and the backend was off. I checked status, which confirmed that. I started the backend and then the status which indicated all was well. I started the front end and it behaved normally. I later started it from my (remote) work maxchine and it has been fine, s...
by pinnerite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Mythtv 29.1 suddenly failed to record
Replies: 1
Views: 485
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[Solved] Mythtv 29.1 suddenly failed to record

After running well for several weeks, the first symptom was failure to record. The status report suggested a backend setup problem. I re-ran the full backend setup, including a long-winded full scan. Following a reboot, live TV could be received. A day later it could not and recordings during the ev...
by pinnerite
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Working v29.1 suddenly ceases to record or get Live TV
Replies: 2
Views: 173
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Re: Working v29.1 suddenly ceases to record or get Live TV

You were spot on.
Thank you.

I reckon I blindly changed the user:group of /home without considering all the consequences.

I've made notes to remind me.