Mythbuntu is an unofficial Ubuntu derivative focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system.

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MythBuntu no boot [duplicate]

new Linux guy here. Bit of background before my problem: I've been following Linux for years, just never took the time to learn and try it. I am old enough that have used 3.1, 98, XP, and now 7 on ...
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How to start xfce4 session inside upstart user session?

I would like to use a upstart user session to run some jobs under user control. My machine has mythbuntu installed which means I have lightdm which starts an xfce4-session. How should I replace my ...
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Error -12 on initialization

This is a new build with the following hardware. Abit KV8 pro motherboard AMD Athion 3400+ CPU 2 gigs ram 1 80 IDE HD 1 1 TB sata HD 1 Haupauge 1600 PCI /w Ir remote 3 Haupauge 1600 PCI capture ...
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Driver Compile Problem

I am attempting to compile & install a video driver for my mythbuntu frontend box. Unfortunately it includes an onboard GPU that is not too popular. The drivers are for a S3 Chrome 450 ULP ...
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Mythbuntu 12.04.3 64-bit: keyboard and mouse behave strange

During the installation of myhtbuntu 12.04.3 my usb keyboard and mouse (trust) behave strange. E.g. when I try the keyboard for language german I can type the first letter but then no further key ...
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HP proliant ML370 G4 server

I have an old HP Proliant ML370 G4 server. I tried to install ubuntu (MythBuntu) from USB stick, and after installatin started and logo of Mythbuntu shows up, I got an error Ubuntu 12.04 .... ...
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GUI doesn't work, but server does

System: AMD Phenom II quad core 4GB RAM ATI 5750 GPU (I think) 3x3TB HD in Raid 5 config (installed these using Raider) Initially installed Mythbuntu, Everything worked fine. Upgraded to standard ...
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Setting up TV cards and importing channels in MythTV

I've been trying to setup any one of my 3 TV cards with Mythbuntu for the past two days and I really could do with some help.... I'm also a complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu/Linux. What I have: ...
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plextor px-tv402u cannot install drivers mythbuntu 3.2.0-33

is it possible to work a plextor px-tv402u in ubuntu 12.04? I have linux headers 3.2.0-33 generic installed and mythbuntu 0.27 I tried to patch the drivers but it doesn't work thanks for help
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New install of mythbuntu 12.04.3 disk size reported only 500GB but is 4TB

Trying to install mythbuntu 64bit to new seagate 4TB drive. The install only reports drive as 500 GB? Also if I let the install do auto install it fails at installing the grub. It seemed to work when ...
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When using a hauppauge hd pvr with Mythbuntu 12.04.3 what devices do you pick in Mythbuntu control panel for Remote and IR transmitter?

OK, I am not new to Mythtv or Hauppauge cards but I am new to both MythBuntu and the Hauppauge HD-PVR. I just need to know what to choose in MythBuntu Control panel to use the IR receiver and the IR ...
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My mythtv setup menus changed to greek, anybody else?

After the last update, my mythtv setup menus in the frontend and backend changed to greek, I think it is just a font issue because it looks like letter substitution rather than language. Either way ...
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Mythbuntu - Mythmusic crashes PC on music scan

I have "upgraded" (clean iinstall) mythbuntu with mythtv 0.27. When it scans for new music it crashes the frontend: Nov 23 12:57:01 mythserver01 mythfrontend.real: mythfrontend[3375]: I CoreContext ...
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Mythbuntu Database Backup - changing the number of backups saved

I would like to change the number of database backups saved from the default 5. I have already moved the mythtv-database script to /etc/cron.daily and it is creating a backup each day instead of ...
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Firmware copy when kernel updates

I have a mythbuntu 12.04 install using a hauppage 2250 tuner card, with each kernel update I have to manually copy the tuner card firmware to the new /lib/firmware/3.8.0-xx-generic folder. I have ...
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Live CD on USB key keyboard mouse don't work

I'm trying the Mythbuntu Live CD and when it boots, my wireless USB keyboard and mouse do not work. HOWEVER, if I press control-alt-f1 I can get to a shell and the keyboard works. Any hints?
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Recorded program doesn't show on “Watch Recordings”

I recorded a program (from antenna) last night. The show recorded, but it isn't listed under Media Library / Watch Recordings. It is listed under Manage Recordings/ Previously Recorded. It is in ...
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How do I install the mythbuntu environment inside of ubuntu?

I have installed the KDE environment along with ubuntu 13.04 and I was just wondering how to do it with mythubuntu and the other types of ubuntu. Please help me with mythbuntu and tell me how to ...
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Mythubuntu: Integrate mythubuntu in xbmc and time programming

I have 2 questions about Mythubuntu: How can i integrade Mythubuntu (for watching live tv & record it) in xbmc? Do i have to install mythubuntu first, and then install xbmc? Or is there a ...
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Usb dvb tuners not loading on start

I have 3x usb TV tuners they do not seem to load when my computer starts however work fine when I unplug them and replug which is causing issue with mythtv not being able to record
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How do I fix the WinTV Nova-T-500 mt2060 i2c write error?

I have a pc running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with two PCI WinTV Nova T 500 tuner cards. Every so often they will fail and require a reboot. When they fail, you get tons of this in syslog: mt2060 I2C write ...
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MythTV cannot connect to database

I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed Mythbuntu 12.04.3 (64-bit) from an iso (single fontend/backend combo). Seemed to instal fine, rebooted my machine only to find I was faced with a screen asking for ...
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How to get Mythtv to use TMDB version 3 api

As of today, TMDB dropped support for their version 2.1 api, which is where (mythvideo, at least) is grabbing their data. How do we set the Ubuntu version of mythtv (0.25) up to use the version 3 ...
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Unable to install from mythbuntu installation disc

I have been having trouble installing Mythbuntu 12.04.2 64bit. I have downloaded the image and burnt it to CD, however my computer does not proceed with booting the CD, like it does not see it as ...
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MCE Remote no response with MythTV or irw

I've installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 on a new ASUS H87I Plus I5, MythTV works fine but I'm unable to get a (Pinicale)PCTV MCE remote to work. I have the same Mythbuntu running on an old Dell Optiplex ...
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mythbuntu 12.04 power management/screen blanking issues

I'm setting up an old laptop with a broken screen as a mythbuntu server. The problem is when I close the lid on it, it blanks the screen, then when I re-open it, it re-enables the laptops display ...
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lircd works when run from command line, not when run from init.d/service

I'm configuring a system for use as a media centre, running Mythbuntu 12.04. Everything is working, short of the remote. I've configured my remote, and it I start lirc from the command line, it works ...
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Cant find 7Zip after installation Mythbuntu

I installed 7Zip through web but cant find it in the menue nor anywhere else. What goes wrong? Greets Tom
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Mythtv backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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Ceton Infiniti PCIe cable card doesn't show up after driver install

I've searched the forums and still wasn't able to find an answer to my issue. The card just refuses to come up no matter what I do. I don't see it under /dev or with ifconfig. Here is some info on ...
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Install of Mythbuntu steps docs

Is there a written (TXT) step by step on install of Mythbuntu that a newbie can follow easily?
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12.04 Hauppauge HDP VR LIRC Repeating keys

I have searched and read for months, every article I can find on this subject. All seems correct, only button presses from the remote repeat 2-4 times while controlling MythTV. I have tried repeat=0 ...
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Mythbuntu: using other partitions to store music and videos

I just installed Mythbuntu (12.04) and know very little about it. I do not want videos and music to be stored in /var/lib/mythtv/... I already have partitions for that: /mnt/music and /mnt/videos. ...
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Mythbuntu: no volume control

I just installed Mythbuntu 12.04 and when I exit it, I cannot find a volume control anywhere on the XFCE Ubuntu desktop or in the menus.
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How to use MythBuntu to send TV signal to a 2nd frontend

I guess the a MythTV or MythBuntu backend acts as a "server" for the frontends. I have MythBuntu installed. It runs fine, I can tune live TV, hear the sound, etc. To get this to work, I had to config ...
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Mythbuntu initial setup cannt connect to server

I'm really new to linux, and I just installed mythbuntu to a standalone pc, it's all installed ok and I've logged on, and started the setup but I'm having issues. I select language ok, the next screen ...
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Are any Zotac Zboxs suitable as HTPC / media centres?

Are any Zotac Zboxes suitable as HTPC / media centres? I'm after a fanless HTPC client in the living room to work with my MythTV server in my home office. I like the small compact form factor of the ...
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Suitable Shuttle models for HTPC / media centre

Are any Shuttle models suited as Ubuntu based HTPC / media centre clients? I'm after a compact fanless HTPC for the living room to work with a media server (currently running MythTV) in my home ...
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I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?

Problem: No GUI, Video Driver Problem OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Mythbuntu) Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V Evo with integrated Radeon HD4250 graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible ...
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Reusing old pc as pvr

have old pc, not connected to net. Want to convert to standalone pvr. Any advice please? Its an Acer Aspire x3300.
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mythbuntu-control-centre fails to run on Xubuntu 13.04

When mythbuntu-control-centre is installed on Xubuntu 13.04, it generates the following error immediately after it is executed from the command line: **royg@MythTV:~$ mythbuntu-control-centre ...
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Why do I have different kernel versions on same distribution version

I (re)installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 to solve an audio problem. After the installation I find that the kernel version of this MythTV front-end is 3.5.0-27-generic. However on the fully-updated ...
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How To Create A Small System Partition For Mythbuntu [duplicate]

I have Mythbuntu 12.04 running with system files and MythTV recordings in the same partition. I'd like to repartition the disk (perhaps using a second interim drive) to make a small system partition ...
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card ...
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Unmet dependencies installing Catalyst [duplicate]

I've been trying to install the Catalyst stuff as per this web site and I get 'unmet dependencies...'. I'm an old man and I just want to use Mythbuntu. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Mythbuntu restore : how to find out database password?

I recently decided to reinstall my Mythbuntu system, as it had been upgraded in phases from version 10.x and was throwing up fairly frequent errors. The situation as was: Mythbuntu 12.something, ...
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How do I get Mythbuntu to detect my satellite box?

Background: I have a TechniSat SkyStar USB HD DVB-S2 Digital Satellite USB Box, a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04, and I would like Myth to use the satellite box. My immediate problem is that the ...
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Resolution changes if TV is restarted

I have MythTV connected to flat panel TV by HDMI. The resolution is correct only if the startup sequence is: TV on, then start the MythTV computer. With this sequence the resolution is 1280x720, ...
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can't scan videos with mythbuntu 12.04.2 + updates

I'm in the process of updating my system. Have been using Mythdora prior, so new to Mythbuntu. I installed mythbuntu 12.04.2 desktop amd64 and let it update during the install. The default path for ...
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How do I configure CUPS and change SAMBA setting for no printers?

A couple of time an hour, these lines show up in syslog Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 smbd[5685]: [2013/02/19 09:20:11.609603, 0] printing/print_cups.c:110(cups_connect) Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 ...