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[ # ] MythTV – LiveTV stopped working
March 10th, 2009 under Linux

If you encounter that MythTV’s LiveTV doesn’t work anymore and the error message is something as follows:

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EntryToProgram(0@Thu Jan 1 02:00:00 1970) failed to getpginfo<br />
TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
EntryToProgram(0@Thu Jan 1 02:00:00 1970) failed to getpginfo<br />
TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started

try fixing the mysql database (usually named “mythconverg”) with the following command.

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mysqlcheck -r -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD mythconverg
mysqlcheck -r -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD mythconverg

It seems that mythtv has troubles working if some tables of the database are unclean.