[mythtv-users] No network: no frontend
joe at thefrys.com
Thu Sep 13 15:21:11 UTC 2012
> > On 13/09/2012 9:50 PM, Bob Long wrote:
> >> MythTV Version : v0.25.2-19-gcf06841
> >> MythTV Branch : fixes/0.25
> >> Combined backend/frontend.
> >> My understanding was that a MythTV box can (should?) be configured so
> >> its network address is static, and that that IP address be told to the
> >> backend and to the frontend.
> >> However, if the network for some reason can't connect (in my case, a
> >> wireless connection to the router), then the frontend won't start in the
> >> normal manner, and I'm presented with the language selection menu of the
> >> frontend. Attempting to cancel that just restarts the frontend and it
> >> returns to that menu.
> >> Is there an easy way around that (assuming that for some reason the
> >> network connection can't be quickly re-established, eg., router
> failure)? Or
> >> have I got the configuration wrong? In other words, must MythTV have a
> >> working network connection for operation?
> >> Thanks.
> > If you look at the upstart configuration, it depends on the non loopback
> > network being up for the backend service to start:
> > start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo and started
> > udev-finish)
> > I believe the idea is to ensure that the backend is listening on all
> > interfaces when it starts so that remote clients can connect.
> > I do recall some workaround is to just configure a dummy static eth0
> > interface that always comes up so the script can get on with it, or you
> > could hack that section out of the upstart config
> > (/etc/init/mythtv-backend.conf).
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> That is only for the backend, the OP is talking about the frontend.
> The frontend must be able to talk to the backend for it to start
> correctly. All the information about the frontend is kept in the
> database, plus you would need a connection to the backend to playback
> any content. As frontend local content is going away, I don't see this
> I think he is talking about a combined frontend/backend... frontend is
failing to connect because the backend isn't running yet.
I would adjust your frontend to connect on the loopback adapter of
127.0.0.1. You may need to make sure that mysql and mythbackend are both
listening on loopback, but they typically are by default IIRC.
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