Re: Cannot connect to the Master Backend, 12.04 (64-bit)
I am very much a beginner both with Linux and MythTV but I am slowly learning some of the useful things to do or not do. I am thinking I might start some sort of howto thread with a list of my discoveries and any helpful comments from others. In the meantime these are some of the things I have learned so far.
I successfully installed the latest MythBuntu 12.04 on my eeePC X101CH netbook and I was able to watch TV and make a recording (using an HDHomerun tuner). Unfortuately there is some sort of bug associated with mythlogserver which keeps throwing up error messages and, with the help of apport, can fiil your root partition with error logs. I did find out that the combined frontend / backend setup is not quite standalone. The frontend won't connect to the backend (or so it says) unless the PC is connected to a network. Of course it will be connected to a network if you are using HDHomerun tuners.
In order to learn more and find a path through the confusion of so many settings, I installed Lubuntu 13.04 instead. Everything seemed to be in order. Next I installed MySQL from the repository and verified as far as I could understand that it was working correctly.
Next step - install only MythTV backend and deal with any problems arising from that. The instructions are not very clear about the distinction between a backend and a master backend. My conclusion is that the master backend has the mysql database and therefore, if there is only one backend on the system, it must be the master. So I installed the master software as well. Next problem - the backend setup goes into an endless loop - select country, database configuration, country, database, country, database etc. The trouble is that the application uses the whole screen - there's no obvious way out. In addition, if you try to kill the loop, it restarts itself. After some research I found that ctrl-alt-right gets me to another desktop and I can then look for solutions. Apparently the backend installer doesn't configure the mythtv user in the database correctly. The database setup details on this page
are helpful. I followed the relevant instructions and got out of the loop.
I have now arrived at the point where I can run MythTV backend setup. I was able to set up the HDHomerun tuner and scan for channels etc. but the backend wouldn't run properly. Apparently at startup it does various hardware checks and exits if it's not happy. Given that I don't know any network that is currently using IPV6, why does the backend expect to find working IPV6 hardware? I disabled IPV6 and got the backend running (sort of).
So I installed the frontend and eventually I was able to make a recording.
When I exit backend setup, it says "start backend?" - answer "yes", "run mythfilldatabase?" - answer "yes" but the backend actually fails to start. More IPV6 problems apparently - something about a duplicate address. I haven't sorted that one yet, but I can start the backend with the command "mythbackend". The terminal is then committed to running that command but MythTV works.
I am still getting error messages about mythlogserver. Another problem to solve. I saw one suggestion about disabling mythlogserver. I might try that.
Last edited by e_james; September 26th, 2013 at 12:06 AM.
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