After faultless operation of OSMC for quite a while (at least a year) my Tvheadend server has recently stopped working. This was following a crash (which occurred while browsing songs in the Music library) that required a reboot (via ssh).
Since then I’ve been getting pop-ups from the Tvheadend HTSP client saying either the “Server is unreachable” or “Server does not respond properly” and neither can I access the server via a browser from another machine on the LAN (at port 9981) - it just gives an “Unable to connect” message (Firefox). I don’t know if it’s relevant but the Chorus 2 page (at port 8080) doesn’t properly load on a browser either - it just gets stuck on the “Loading Application” animation. I don’t know whether this is different behaviour as I’ve not had reason (that I can remember) to use the web portal before and was just trying it in the process of trying to get to the bottom of the Tvheadend issue.
Here is an extract from the kodi.log file:
20:53:54.030 T:1550840816 ERROR: AddOnLog: Tvheadend HTSP Client: pvr.hts - un able to connect to 192.168.1.18:9982 20:54:02.171 T:1661989872 ERROR: Previous line repeats 5 times. 20:54:02.171 T:1661989872 NOTICE: [plugin.video.youtube] Startup: detected Kryp ton (Kodi-17.1), setting DASH_SUPPORT_BUILTIN = False, DASH_SUPPORT_ADDON = True 20:54:05.142 T:1750070256 NOTICE: script.grab.fanart: Grab Fanart Service Start ed 20:54:05.898 T:1576006640 NOTICE: Skin Helper Service --> WebService - start he lper webservice on port 52307 20:54:05.899 T:1708127216 NOTICE: Skin Helper Service --> Skin Helper Service v ersion 1.1.3 started 20:54:07.299 T:1716515824 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings 20:54:11.535 T:1498412016 ERROR: AddOnLog: Tvheadend HTSP Client: pvr.hts - Co mmand hello failed: No response received 20:54:11.536 T:1498412016 ERROR: AddOnLog: Tvheadend HTSP Client: pvr.hts - fa iled to send hello 20:54:21.538 T:1498412016 ERROR: AddOnLog: Tvheadend HTSP Client: pvr.hts - Co mmand hello failed: No response received 20:54:21.538 T:1498412016 ERROR: AddOnLog: Tvheadend HTSP Client: pvr.hts - fa iled to send hello
…and so on.
The implication, I guess, is that the server hasn’t been started.
However, tvheadend.service is shown as “enabled” in Programs>My OSMC>Services and a look at (what I think to be) relevant processes returns as follows:
$ ps -eaf | grep tvh root 1230 1 0 10:40 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/tvheadend -f -p /run/tvheadend.pid -C -u osmc -g video osmc 1236 943 0 10:41 pts/1 00:00:00 grep tvh
The setup is OSMC (March 2017) running on a RaspberryPi 3 with a PCTV 292e USB tuner. Tvheadend server was installed via the OSMC app store. For what it’s worth there are also two external hard drives serving the Video and Music libraries and a USB DAC for audio output to an amp. Some of the USB connections are through a (powered) USB hub. The original crash actually occurred on OSMC (February 2017) - I updated as part of trying to remedy the problem the crash appears to have caused. As I say, prior to that operation had been faultless for quite some time.
Any suggestions as to how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.