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Old 08-20-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
donquixote1
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MythTV problem


I've got MythTV and before updating thru Smart to KDE 3.5.7 release 69.1 (Suse Linux 10.1 i586 - kernel 2.6.16.27-0.9-debug.i686) and everything was OK. But now, after updating I've got a problem with mythbackend:

mythbackend &
[1] 26284
53571A56:/home/peerlaan # 2007-08-20 15:47:39.624 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2007-08-20 15:47:39.663 New DB connection, total: 1
2007-08-20 15:47:39.669 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-08-20 15:47:39.673 Current Schema Version: 1160
Starting up as the master server.
2007-08-20 15:47:39.686 New DB connection, total: 2
2007-08-20 15:47:39.687 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
ERROR: no valid capture cards are defined in the database.
Perhaps you should read the installation instructions?
2007-08-20 15:47:39.689 Main::Starting HttpServer
2007-08-20 15:47:39.691 New DB connection, total: 3
2007-08-20 15:47:39.693 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-08-20 15:47:39.698 Main::Registering HttpStatus Extension
2007-08-20 15:47:39.705 mythbackend version: 0.20.20060828-4 www.mythtv.org
2007-08-20 15:47:39.705 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
/mnt/store//nfslockfile.lock: Onbekend bestand of map
Unable to open lockfile!
Be sure that '/mnt/store/' exists and that both
the directory and that file are writeable by this user.


But with dmesg | grep ivtv everything is OK as well as e.g. ivtv-tune -c 22 -t europe-west and after mplayer /dev/video0 with TV.
Only MythTV gives the problem now.
What could be wrong, how can I get everything OK in MythTV?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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It looks like your MythTV run directory is /mnt/store, and it is a NFS mount. It appears that this directory either does not exist or is write protected.

--Ian
 
Old 08-22-2007, 03:17 AM   #3
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Hi Ian,

Well, /mnt/store does not exist at all and 'nfslockfile.lock' is in /var/videos. What can I do now, just 'change' it in /var/videos and possibly unlock nfslockfile.lock? Don't think this is the solution, as, when I did this, mythbackend didn't start up correctly and mythtv -> watch tv command said something about recordings being busy or to be removed.
So I did a mkdir for /mnt/store, made it writeable, still I cannot watch tv because of "recordings" and this is how my mythbackend command looks like now:
mythbackend &
[2] 15091
peerlaan@53571A56:/> 2007-08-22 09:44:30.334 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2007-08-22 09:44:30.356 New DB connection, total: 1
2007-08-22 09:44:30.362 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-08-22 09:44:30.367 Current Schema Version: 1160
Starting up as the master server.
2007-08-22 09:44:30.378 New DB connection, total: 2
2007-08-22 09:44:30.379 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
ERROR: no valid capture cards are defined in the database.
Perhaps you should read the installation instructions?
2007-08-22 09:44:30.382 Main::Starting HttpServer
QServerSocket: failed to bind or listen to the socket
2007-08-22 09:44:30.385 New DB connection, total: 3
2007-08-22 09:44:30.386 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-08-22 09:44:30.392 Main::HttpServer Create Error
2007-08-22 09:44:30.392 Main::Registering HttpStatus Extension
2007-08-22 09:44:30.398 mythbackend version: 0.20.20060828-4 www.mythtv.org
2007-08-22 09:44:30.398 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
2007-08-22 09:44:30.402 AutoExpire: Found 0 recorders w/max rate of 0 MiB/min
2007-08-22 09:44:30.404 AutoExpire: Required Free Space: 1.0 GB w/freq: 10 min
QServerSocket: failed to bind or listen to the socket
2007-08-22 09:44:30.406 Failed to bind port 6543. Exiting.
2007-08-22 09:44:54.501 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Monitor
2007-08-22 09:44:54.501 adding: 53571A56 as a client (events: 0)
2007-08-22 09:44:54.503 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Monitor
2007-08-22 09:44:54.503 adding: 53571A56 as a client (events: 1)


Please advise.

Thanks, Peter

Last edited by donquixote1; 08-22-2007 at 03:38 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #4
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Hi,

Now, after updating MythTV files, Mythtv, the setup and so on does not working anymore. It's complete down.

Now there is a possibility to view TV in Mplayer, I know, I did it thru ivtv-tune and then mplayer /dev/video0, but it should be possible to view TV in KMplayer as well.
But then KMplayer states that mplayer is not running.
How I can configure that KMplayer is effectively running with ivtv so that I can program any channel, to see and possible scan TV-channels, because it is possible to do this in KMplayer, KMplayer recognizes my TV-card.
My system is still Suse10.1 with KDE.
Thanks
 
Old 08-27-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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I recommend that you use Kaffine.

Make sure myth-backend is not running, and then open Kaffine. You should have a DVB section, and you can set up your channels. Give it a go, and ask for help if you need to.

I have a section on my website - Here that deals primarily with setting up MythTV, but also has a section on Kaffine.

--Ian
 
Old 08-28-2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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Little question Ian, I installed DVB and DVBSTREAM here in Smart for Suse10.1, but is it compatible with my HP WinTV PR150MCE PCI tvcard (configured as WinTV PVR150 tv card 0 with driver IVTV), as this PR150MCE is not a BTchip. My connection is an analogue cable television (PAL, Europe-West), no satellite, no USB card.
Will this work and not disturb any drivers?
When I marked DVB in Kaffeine (DVB-client) it now constantly says: cannot bind infosocket.
I indeed prefer Kaffeine, as I'm just viewing some programs, not recording any programs, so all those extra things I could do with MythTV I never used.

Last edited by donquixote1; 08-30-2007 at 04:43 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 05:02 AM   #7
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small problem now

mythtv is working with some failures:
1) starting up mythbackend everything is configured well except:
"Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
cable is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput.
is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput."
How to configure this?
2) when I start up mythfrontend after for watching television I get the following message:
"using all recording channels/inputs
delete recordings when you want to watch tv"
Now the strange fact is that there are no recordings planned, going or to be deleted, what could be wrong?
Please advise.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 08:28 AM   #8
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MythTV now nearly working

I'm returning on the problems on MythTV.
MythTV is now nearly working, only when I start up "mythbackend" I get the following message:
2007-10-15 14:34:26.608 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2007-10-15 14:34:26.813 New DB connection, total: 1
2007-10-15 14:34:26.850 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-10-15 14:34:26.909 Current Schema Version: 1160
Starting up as the master server.
2007-10-15 14:34:26.977 New DB connection, total: 2
2007-10-15 14:34:26.978 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-10-15 14:34:27.022 New DB scheduler connection
2007-10-15 14:34:27.023 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
cable is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput.
is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput.

2007-10-15 14:34:27.041 New DB connection, total: 3
2007-10-15 14:34:27.044 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2007-10-15 14:34:28.391 Main::Registering HttpStatus Extension
2007-10-15 14:34:28.391 mythbackend version: 0.20.20070821-1 www.mythtv.org
2007-10-15 14:34:28.391 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
2007-10-15 14:34:28.399 AutoExpire: Found 0 recorders w/max rate of 0 MiB/min
2007-10-15 14:34:28.400 AutoExpire: Required Free Space: 1.0 GB w/freq: 10 min
2007-10-15 14:34:29.063 Reschedule requested for id -1.
2007-10-15 14:34:29.208 Scheduled 0 items in 0.1 = 0.12 match + 0.02 place
2007-10-15 14:34:29.211 Seem to be woken up by USER


As you can see there is a cardinput problem. How can I solve this, root/terminal/mythtv setup (??) and how?
Then when I start up MythTV frontend and try to watch television it says:
MythTV all recording channels occupied, cancel recordings to watch normal television, but I did not record anything and there are no recorded programs at all in the database of MythTV. How to solve this?

Thanks again.
 
  


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