hey guys :>
mythtv seems to be up and running and everything is configured, though the live TV won't start when i push the "TV" button.
somehow there are any permission problems (says google) concerning the folder where mythtv puts its recordings in (but it won't work as root neither )
so i did: chown -R mythtv.mythtv /mnt/files/MythTV/
but it just says "invalid user"
this is the error I get when i try to start it
2009-12-27 09:01:52.404 TV: Attempting to change from None to Watching WatchingLiveTV 2009-12-27 09:01:52.407 MythContext: Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 1) 2009-12-27 09:01:52.408 Using protocol version 50 2009-12-27 09:01:52.426 Spawning LiveTV Recorder -- begin 2009-12-27 09:01:52.526 Spawning LiveTV Recorder -- end 2009-12-27 09:01:52.527 GetEntryAt(-1) failed. 2009-12-27 09:01:52.528 EntryToProgram(0@Do. Jan 1 01:00:00 1970) failed to get pginfo 2009-12-27 09:01:52.528 TV Error: HandleStateChange(): LiveTV not successfully started 2009-12-27 09:01:52.528 We have a RingBuffer 2009-12-27 09:01:52.579 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started 2009-12-27 09:01:52.601 ScreenSaverX11Private: DPMS Deactivated 1 2009-12-27 09:01:52.602 ScreenSaverX11Private: DPMS Reactivated 1
Last edited by arch0r (2009-12-28 14:56:38)
Did you create a user named mythtv and a group named mythtv?
Is the directory set up in mythtv-setup for recording the same one you're trying to use?
Please show the ls -al output for your recording directory.
Last edited by timm (2009-12-27 16:02:21)
thx for your reply, ls -al says:
[gentox@valhalla files]$ ls -al drwxrwxrwx 2 gentox users 4096 27. Dez 09:01 MythTV
i didn't create a mythtv user nor a mythtv group. just tried to start it with my normal user
You can't chown anything to a user and group unless you first create the user and group. Check the wiki on how to do that.
You might want to find out who mythbackend runs as (ps aux |grep myth) and then chown the recording directory to that user and group.
i know. i thought it would be created automatically.
ps aux | grep myth says:
root 4524 0.5 3.1 200384 28120 ? Ssl 11:04 0:00 mythbackend --daemon --logfile /var/log/mythbackend.log --pidfile /var/run/mythbackend.pid
but as i said, it won't even run under root
this is the output of mythfilldatabase
[root@valhalla gentox]# mythfilldatabase 2009-12-28 11:35:20.166 Using runtime prefix = /usr 2009-12-28 11:35:20.167 Using configuration directory = /root/.mythtv 2009-12-28 11:35:20.167 Unable to read configuration file mysql.txt 2009-12-28 11:35:20.168 Empty LocalHostName. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.168 Using localhost value of valhalla 2009-12-28 11:35:20.183 New DB connection, total: 1 2009-12-28 11:35:20.190 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost 2009-12-28 11:35:20.190 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0' 2009-12-28 11:35:20.192 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost 2009-12-28 11:35:20.197 Current MythTV Schema Version (DBSchemaVer): 1244 2009-12-28 11:35:20.200 New DB connection, total: 2 2009-12-28 11:35:20.202 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost 2009-12-28 11:35:20.203 Source 1 configured to use only the broadcasted guide data. Skipping. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.205 Data fetching complete. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.205 Adjusting program database end times. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.206 0 replacements made 2009-12-28 11:35:20.206 Marking generic episodes. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.207 Found 0 2009-12-28 11:35:20.207 Fudging non-unique programids with multiple parts. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.208 Found -1 2009-12-28 11:35:20.208 Marking repeats. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.211 Found 0 2009-12-28 11:35:20.211 Unmarking new episode rebroadcast repeats. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.212 Found 0 2009-12-28 11:35:20.212 Marking episode first showings. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.213 Found 0 2009-12-28 11:35:20.213 Marking episode last showings. 2009-12-28 11:35:20.214 Found 0 2009-12-28 11:35:20.216 =============================================================== | Attempting to contact the master backend for rescheduling. | | If the master is not running, rescheduling will happen when | | the master backend is restarted. | =============================================================== 2009-12-28 11:35:20.224 MythContext: Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 1) 2009-12-28 11:35:20.227 Using protocol version 50 2009-12-28 11:35:20.264 mythfilldatabase run complete.
Last edited by arch0r (2009-12-28 10:36:11)
Do you get a good video from:
cat /dev/video0 > video.mpg # As root. video0 might be different.
Is the backend running when you do mythfilldatabase. It didn't look like your guide was being updated.
I've had this problem in the past and in MY case it was never about permissions or groups. I've had situtations where everything seemed to be working except it would just quit when I selected live-tv. Going back and redoing mythtv-setup with the backend not running and possibly a reboot corrected the situtation.
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thx for your reply. yes the cards working fine. I used to watch tv with kaffeine.
HAR! i found the error
in mythtv-setup you have to put into a channel number for the first channel. this number was not assigned to a valid channel.