Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

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Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by jjthomas » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:30 am

Well, I am connecting to the database :) But my program guide is basically empty. I am able to watch live TV. I did try various tricks, but nothing will get me a populated program guide.

Help?

I'm attaching my output:
MythTVOutput080520.txt.zip
and a jpg picture of the system status.

Thank you, always.

-JJ
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Text output of running mythfilldatabase
Text output of running mythfilldatabase
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Picture of my screen output
Picture of my screen output
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Re: Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by bill6502 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:21 am

This line in mythfilldatabase.log: No channels are configured to use grabber.
Means that no channel has an XMLTVID set.

Assuming that you've never had this working. I'd recommend using:
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XMLTV#Types ... t_Grabbers
because if you ever intend to upgrade past v30, the DataDirect method
is no longer supported. Plus you get more days of listings. If you choose
the SQLite version, the Schedules Direct password isn't stored in plain
text. A number of users (rightly) say it's tough to set up, but worth it in
my opinion.

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Re: Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by jjthomas » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:48 pm

That helped. Thank you. I'm going to focus on setting MythTV up for an antenna. Once I get that done, successfully(!), I'll try cable.

...and you're right it is tough to set up. Here is my file for the setup:

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jjthomas@anthem:~ % cat .mythtv/SD.xmltv
cache=/home/jjthomas/.xmltv/tv_grab_zz_sdjson.cache
channel-id-format=default
previously-shown-format=datetime
username=jjthomas
password=Blah-Blah
mode=lineup
# lineup!USA-WA00108-DEFAULT
lineup=USA-PC:98444
jjthomas@anthem:~ % 

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Re: Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by bill6502 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:15 pm

Looks as if the setup was done as user jjthomas. Running mythfilldatabase from the
backend will fail unless user mythtv has access to files. Suggest running the setup
as user mythtv per the Wiki so that you end up with filed under ~mythtv/.mythtv
and ~mythtv/.xmltv. Then if running MFDB from the command line, also run it as
user mythtv. One set of related directories/files, less maintenance.

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Re: Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by jjthomas » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:46 pm

Correct. The user jjthomas is included in the group mythtv. I am getting the guide, program listings are completed, but, I'm getting the wrong listings, though. I'll contact Schedules Direct to see if they can help with that.

Thank you.

-JJ

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Re: Program Guide All Channels Unknown (Unknown)

Post by bill6502 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:25 pm

If you elect to run the XMLTV configuration as a user other than the user
that the backend is run as, then you must duplicate the <sourcename>.xmltv
files for at least two users, e.g. mythtv and yourself. The recommended way
is to configure as user mythtv and if running mythfilldatabase on the command
line, run it as user mythtv as well. Having a user in the mythtv group isn't the
issue here, although it can help with the permissions if not using the recommended
configuration.

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