"No PVR Client has been started yet" error (Mac OS X + Linux MythTV)
Hi all,

Here's the situation:

With XBMC 12.3 out now, I upgraded my Mac Mini to Mavericks and then installed XBMC 12.3 after that completed. I've been successfully running 12.2 on it with it connected to a Linux box running MythBuntu 0.25 since Frodo first came out.

After upgrading this morning, I now get an error message when trying to watch Live TV (recording or a live TV channel):

No PVR Client has been started yet. Wait for the PVR Client.
Please check your configuration or check the log

I then went to my Mythbuntu machine and installed any updates via dpkg - it did a minor upgrade to MythTV, but still running 0.25+fixes.

I also searched Google and saw these two threads:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=173515 (Per this thread, I can confirm that the MythTV frontend on my Mac does connect and play back. Rebooting my MythTV server did not fix the issue)

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=173593 (I did clear out the text in my IP6 setting in the MythTV backend, did not fix the issue).

When I do reboot my MythTV server, XBMC does pop up a message (I forget the text) that it's no longer connected and then when it comes back, it sees again. I can go to Settings -> Addons and Enable and Disable it, but re-enabling doesn't make it work. I have verified the settings are correct.

Here's a pastebin of my XBMC log: http://pastebin.com/qwnWHTCh - you can see that it is connect to MythTV, so not sure why this is happening.

Any tips or help would be very much appreciated.


It's a bug in 12.3. Happens even if you are still running Lion.

If you happen to have a Time Machine backup of 12.2, go back to that.
Thanks for the update. Unfortunately I don't have a Time Machine backup of 12.2 - which I should have done before upgrading to Mavericks.
Just ran into this myself. I still have a dmg of version 12.2 (Git-20131201-8eed85b). Mavericks fixes without the new bug in 12.3 and it works fine against the latest version of mythbuntu running myth 0.25. If you can't find this git build out in the wild PM me and we can figure something out.

New to the XBMC community , just started using MythTV and XBMC.
If anyone else needs this build you can find it at this mirror: http://mirror.umd.edu/xbmc/test-builds/osx/ , if that becomes unavailable try this mirror list: http://goo.gl/jKsd7R
Thank you for posting the mirror. I'm back up and working now, much appreciated!


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