[mythtv-users] Two lingering issues with 0.20 and/or Ubuntu
michael.tiller at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 14:45:49 UTC 2006
I've nearly got my new Ubuntu based MythTV 0.20 system into a robust state.
I've just got two little things left that I'm having trouble with and
hopefully somebody here can point me to a solution.
The first issue is that when I reboot, it does not start the backend. There
is a script in /etc/init.d called "mythtv-backend" that was installed when I
installed MythTV from the repositories. However, it does not appear to get
run?!? If I remove /var/log/mythbackend.log and then touch it and chown it
to get it to a "0 size" state and then reboot it remains empty. Any idea
what is going on there? Is there anything I have to do to (apart from
putting the file in /etc/init.d) that I have to do to get the system to
invoke it (I know how this is done in FC but I'm fairly new to Ubuntu,
As a side note, is this script run as root? I assume so. I ask because I
need to do a few things as root inside this script to get the system
properly set up.
Actually that leads to another question...I'm having to run ivtvctl and
ivtv-tune in /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend. This is because even though I have
specified to use the tuner input and what the tuner channel should be set
to, the backend doesn't seem to apply these properly. Any ideas on what
might be going on?
The last issue is that, once I get the backend up and running, the first
time I go to "WatchTV" it just comes back to the menu after showing a blank
screen for a few seconds. The second time I go to watch TV, it works (and
from then on). Any ideas? I suspect a similar thing might happen for the
first attempted recording (if nobody has watched TV) which could cause me to
Thanks for any pointers.
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