[mythtv-users] multiple mythfrontends on same computer

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Tue Nov 24 12:33:08 UTC 2009


Erez D wrote:
> hello
>
> i have a computer which runs mysql, mythbackend and two instances of 
> mythfrontend (for two TVs)
>
> i work in this configuration for around 5 years...
>
> now that i upgraded to karmic, i had a lot of problems.
> i fixed them one by one, and now i got to the issue of not being able 
> to run two frontends on the same computer at the same time
>
> i run directly mythfrontend.real (as two instances of frontend were 
> disabled in the wrapper script)
> i run the two instances from two different users, and different 
> "LocalHostName" in the users's ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt
>
> it seams that the first instance i run works, the other doesn't.
> the log file i get on the second is:
>
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 mythfrontend version: 
> branches/release-0-22-fixes [22594] www.mythtv.org <http://www.mythtv.org>
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 (old)Settings::ReadSettings(settings.txt) - No 
> such file
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 Using runtime prefix = /usr
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 Using configuration directory = 
> /home/myth2/.mythtv
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 UPnp - Constructor
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 MediaRenderer::Begin
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 ThreadPool:AddWorkerThread - HTTP_WorkerThread
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 HttpServer() - SharePath = /usr/share/mythtv/
> 2009-11-24 11:06:01.781 MediaRenderer::HttpServer Create Error
>
>
>
>
> any idea ?

Start one frontend at a time; make sure they each run under a different 
user.  Go into Setup | General and on page 2 add "Custom Identifier" for 
each frontend.

AFAIK mysql.txt isn't used anymore.

--Yan


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