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No Live TV (Solved).

Post by pinnerite » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:33 pm

Following a rebuild from Mageia Linux 5 to Ubuntu 18.04, I installed Mythtv 29.0.
All seemed to be well until a kernel upgrade meant that I had to rebuild the kernel
drivers for my two-tuner TBS-6280 DVB-T2 tuner card.

dmesg tells me that the drivers are installed.

The initial problem was that Live TV could not be accessed and that no HD programmes could be selected for recording.
although at first I could get non-HD live TV from the channel selector.

Following a full channel scan even that just returns to the menu.

And this on Christmas Eve!

Where is Santa when you need him1
Last edited by Steve Goodey on Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as solved.

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Re: No Live TV

Post by wesnewell » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Just boot to the old kernel (from grub menu) if you want tv tonight and it worked with the old kernel. You could then remove the new kernel if you want to.
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Re: No Live TV

Post by pinnerite » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:25 pm

To do that I will have to kill the new kernel's media modules and rebuild the TV Card drivers.

Oh well! :)

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Re: No Live TV

Post by pinnerite » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:31 am

Well that didn't work either.
No Live TV
Selecting items from the programme guide derives a 'recording failed' message.
After switching off the backend, which released the tuners, I started Kaffeine which works perfectly.
So, suspicion points at Mythtv (or rather my installation of it) rather than the kernel itself.
What tests can I make to pin this down?

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Re: No Live TV

Post by Steve Goodey » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Might be an idea to check permissions where the recordings are being stored. Are they OK for the user that the backend/frontend run as?

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Re: No Live TV

Post by pinnerite » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks Steve. The subdirectories were all mysql:mythtv instead of mythtv:mythtv.
Just changing that fixed it.

Ironically I also have a problem on that machine with Kaffeine but this proves it is unrelated.
Thanks again.

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Re: No Live TV

Post by Steve Goodey » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:56 pm

No problem, glad I could help. Wonder how it got mysql:mythtv?

I'll mark as solved.

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