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Nathan Willis

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Where did the backend startup script disappear to in 15.10?
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15.10 uses systemd, so it's with the rest of the systemd startup files. You might want to start here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemdForUpstartUsers
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Myth backend has been unstable for a bout 2 weeks (crashing nightly)

MySQLTuner.pl reports:

Variables to adjust:
  * MySQL's maximum memory usage is dangerously high *
  * Add RAM before increasing MySQL buffer variables *
    table_open_cache (> 128)

For the last few days Htop has reported 700mb -200mb free (mysql using most of  the RAM)

the system has 8 GB of RAM.

http://mysql.rjweb.org/doc.php/memory
says set key_buffer to limit RAM

The my.cnf files has
key_buffer        = 16M
MYSQL workbench  reports the system Variable:
Key_Buffer_size 16777216
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When you say it's crashing nightly, is it an o/s or kernel crash or a segfault or similar ?
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I have a mythbuntu backend that is accessed by a win7 HTPC running Kodi 14.2.

I am about to build (re: install os) another HTPC for TV number 2.

I have very little Linux skills.

Would you recommend 
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Install mythbuntu (os) then add Kodi
23%
Install kodi ubuntu then add myth
6%
Install plain ubuntu then add both
71%
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+Dave Allred​ I have not used kodi, but I would think you could access the videos with mythbuntu frontend.
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Site seams to be down :(
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Thanks- that worked
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Keith Kageff

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I'm having trouble recording a couple of shows. I pick "record only this showing" and then record and then it updates and goes back to "do not record this program". I have deleted all previous episodes of this and the other title that won't record and the "schedule" and still it persists. Any thoughts? They are both re-runs by the way but I've never seen them. Another thought... it will record on the non-hd channel, but on the hd channel it will never record, no matter which setting you set for it. It is in hd, but the channel listing doesn't show "hd". If I select "record at any time on any channel" it will automatically record on the non-hd channel and never on the hd channel. If I select "this channel" it will also not record. This is really frustrating! The only way I can watch these shows in hd, is live tv! 
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I tried everything but in the end the only thing that worked was to hit record in live tv from the listings. Weird....
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Keith Kageff

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I hate to bring this up again, but I'm having problems recording a series again. I selected "find and record one showing of this title". I get the first week recorded and then the 2nd week it says "this showing will be recorded earlier". The problem is, this is the very first showing of this episode. I tried, "new showing" "HD" etc with the same result. Any ideas?
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The wording is confusing... I agree on that. 
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Jon Car

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Brandon Butler

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I'd like to know if anyone in the NJ area currently has Fios and a mythtv setup with a HD home run prime. I have also ordered a HD pvr 1212. I'm mostly concerned with making sure the HD home run prime will work. There are other things I'd like to get worked out but I want to start with this. Thanks for the help. 
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Keith Kageff

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Any long time mythtv users having issues with 14.04 that were not present in 12.04? Or is it just me? I've reloaded the backend 3 times now since moving to 14.04 (for various issues). Now I'm getting "irrecoverable recorder error" and live tv won't work. It seems like i'm having to do way to much tinkering to keep things working now. UPDATE: EVERYTHING IS FIXED NOW (I THINK!). THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!
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+Roger Hammer​​​​ i'm an idiot... Frontend was jacked up only running 14.04 and backend running 14.04.1. Reloaded the frontend, upgraded firmware on the hdhr prime and it is purring like a kitten again. If only i could shut down the frontend from the menu. Just pops back to the menu after selecting "exit and shutdown". If i could do that, then i would be able to power up and shutdown from the couch.
UPDATE: i finally got that figured out too.... Now i don't have to get up to turn anything on and off! 
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Jon Car

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Perfect cases for building MythTV DVR's  one has a space for DVD drive and the other does not.  Currently can be purchased for $39.00 on tigerdirect.com 
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I take that back, my backend case is a Thermaltake.
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Phil Baker

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Just built a fresh Mythbuntu 14.04 box, served by two HDHomerun tuners on the network. MythTV version is 0.27.4   I have a current Schedules Direct account which is linked to the two HDHRs.  Everything works, I can browse live TV channels, etc.  However, I am not seeing any program guide data. 

I know about the changes described here... http://www.mythtv.org/news/163/Notice%20to%20Schedules%20Direct%20users , and I'm already on 0.27.4, as recommended. 

Any ideas of where I'm going wrong? 
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That is why I am still running 12 
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Jon Car

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This is a great box to stream DLNA and act as backend for Mythbuntu.
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Yes please do elaborate on this android box acting as a backend. 
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Added two new drives (1 TB each) to move recording storage off the OS drive. The back-end status only shows half the space. I have checked that permissions are the same. (See attached)

list setting X on parent folder-
http://lists.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2012-June/335116.html
This changed the Directories to list both.

This seams to say the same thing:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1997539
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Ok- it is now (after recording a show) showing correctly.
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Keith Kageff

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UPDATE 3/3/2015:FIXED.... SEE BELOW POSTS...
Everything is running great lately! However one of my friends is ahving this problem and I noticed that I get the same error. Anyone else have this when trying to stream from mythweb? "Not Found - The requested URL /mythweb.php/http://mythweb.pl/pl/stream/ was not found on this server." I know it used to work and is probably a bug in Apache2. I have tried the suggestions on here without any luck: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythWeb

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Fixed thanks to this link provided by Richard Hill! https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/+bug/1316409 
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Rob Mac

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I'm taking the plunge (under protest :) to Digital Cable. BellAliant has provided me with a Motorola Viper 2262 set top box. I've purchased a serial IR Blaster. I've manually captured the ir codes using irrecord but I can't seem to get my mythtv box to change the channels on the stb. Anyone have a similar stb and success getting mythtv .27 integrated with it?
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Wolfgang Karall

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Hello,

does anybody know a way to update the hash of a movie file in the DB from the command line?

My use case: I want to remove some additional audio tracks from a couple of MKVs and don't want to redo the whole metadata in MythTV manually, but update the hash in the DB for the corresponding filename myself.
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Ok, I just looked at how MythTV does it, and the result is a small programm (basically just a wrapper around the function call FileHash), see https://gist.github.com/wolfgangkarall/d96b181292738e0278d8

Edit: I suppose that would be interesting to add to mythutil, but I don't have time for that now.
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Jon Car

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This would make a great MythTV box.
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Jon Car

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Monster MythTV system.
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Jon Car

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MythTV DVR build.  
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Wolfgang Karall

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In the past I've setup a user job for http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Lossless_Cut which I somehow setup to run for every newly scheduled recording, i.e. both the ones via  the epg, or recordings from Live-TV by pressing "record" on the remote.

I guess I used http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User_Manual:Detailed_configuration_Frontend#General_.28Jobs.29 and the "Run User Job" checkboxes.

Well, now I've wanted to disable running that user job by default, but that part of the frontend configuration is gone, does anyone know where I can change these settings? (no problem if I have to change something in the DB, but I can't find the proper place in a cursory search)
The frontend process is responsible for anything that requires interaction such as Watching Recorded Programs or Watching TV. It provides the GUI you use on your TV or monitor as well as the LIRC, keyboard, or other input handling for Frontend Navigation. The frontend can be configured by going ...
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Ok, so I found it! It's in the frontend, in managing recording rules, there is the default recording template which can be edited (but only in the frontend, not via mythweb, which doesn't support this).

It's actually a "key new feature" according to http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_0.26 but I really haven't noticed before, using mythweb most of the time for scheduling recordings.

Anyway, +Brad Stone, thanks for the help and pointing me in the right direction, even if it was in a round-about way. :)
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