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

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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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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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Adding hard drive failed

I was using Von Welch's instructions to install a 500 GB Seagate drive to write the recordings to. Everything seemed to be going okay until mkfs /dev/sdb1 then we get an error message: mkfs.ext2: ...
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How to remove the “ubuntu desktop” role after applied in mythbuntu control center

Hi i want to know How to remove the "ubuntu desktop" role after applied in mythbuntu control center. So im back with my default desktop and programs. Im running Mythbuntu 11.10 64 bit does anyone ...
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mythbuntu 12 - lirc device doesn't appear to even exist

I'm trying to get a new installation of Mythbuntu working. So far, everything is OK except the remote. The sensor for the remote is on my Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1250. First I tried to run irw to see ...
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default passwords for mythbuntu

I have downloaded and installed mythbuntu. Very clean process. I now need to install shepherd for Australian EPG. When I wget 'http://www.whuffy.com/shepherd/shepherd' it loads the file to my user ...
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Mythtv 0.25 rescan for videos

I have been searching for instructions regarding rescanning the /var/lib/mythtv/video folder. Most instructions are dated and reference older mythtv versions. Some note that mythvideo has been 'pulled ...
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Why can't Mythbuntu play DVDs but vlc can?

I did a clean install of Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything (not for my LCD Display) worked fine. I configured the backend and then I wanted to test mythbuntu. Just playing a normal DVD. But it won't! It ...
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Why is my Mythbuntu install missing /sbin/mount.nfs?

I am trying to mount an NFS share on my Mythbuntu installation, but am getting this error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.10.190:/share, missing codepage or helper ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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mythtv backend package build options

I would like to know if the MythUbuntu mythtv backend 0.25 (12.04) was built with --enable-libx264 or --enable-libmp3lame options. These options are needed to use the torc ios app and probably also ...
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Tearing on onboard intel graphics with mythbuntu hd playback

Im having tearing occur at the top 5% of the screen with an intel onboard graphics when playing HD video during motion. I'm using mythbuntu 12.04 with updated kernel and updated intel graphics driver ...
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Mythfrontend keeps loosing it's settings on reboot

I'm using Mythbuntu 12.04 and I have it setup as a LTSP server. When I boot a fat-client as my 'mythfrontend' it asks me the normal questions, language, server, username, password, then it saves that ...
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Remote with mythbuntu

I think i have found what may be my issue but i dont know how to fix it with my remote not working in mythbuntu. It is complaining about a file missing in sys/class/rc/* my issue is there are ...
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Tracing IR to Hauppage remote on Mythbuntu 12.04

I have installed Mythbuntu 12.04 on an AMD dual core. Basic TV play and record functions are working, but I am having some troubles with the remote. The card is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1250. I have ...
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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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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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Tuning in Satellite Channels on Mythbuntu

I have recently set up a Mythtv system using Mythbuntu. It receives Satellite via a WinTV Nova S2-HD Card which I connected to my Satellite pointing at Astra 28.2E. I have set up the card in MythTV, ...
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mdadm /dev/md0 fails to load on boot

I am running mythbuntu 14.04 with a raid 6 setup using 10 hds. Every time I boot my system, mdadm fails to load. I have to run the following commands to get access to the system: All commands run ...
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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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Unable to install from mythbuntu installation disc

I cannot install Mythbuntu 12.04.2 64bit. I have downloaded the image and burnt it to CD, however my computer does not see it as bootable. Much like the problem presented with this post "Unable to ...
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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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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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Broken Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu

How do you fix a completely blank screen when using Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu 12.04? I installed Mythbuntu on a vanilla Dell Inspiron 660s desktop connected to an HDMI monitor, and most everything ...
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Help in setting up wireless point to point link for client-server (already on LAN)

I have an existing Mythbuntu client system and a Mythbuntu client/server system on a private LAN with static IPs. They are both connected to a private LAN using WiFi. Because of speed issues, I ...
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ubuntu 12.04, mytvbuntu, no sound from hdmi, analog works fine

I'm trying to get sound out of my hdmi port from mythbuntu system. I have sound via the analog connection but nothing from the hdmi port... thanks
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How do I resolve “No JSON object could be decoded” on mythbuntu live CD?

I have been running a MythTV frontend on my laptop for some time against a MythTV backend installed in Linux Mint 12 on another computer, and everything works fine. Now, I'm trying out the Mythbuntu ...
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Mythbuntu / XBMCbuntu installer does not recognise installed operating systems

I have a system with 13 partitions, running 2 installs of windows 7 and a few installs of Ubuntu 14.04. Grub is the bootloader, and all is working well. I often install a fresh Ubuntu to partitions 10 ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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Getting wireless internet to work in MythBuntu

Linux noob here. After recently installing ubuntu 14 I read about MythTV and decided to install MythBuntu to check it out. I used an iso installation so now I choose Ubuntu or Mythbuntu in Grub. ...
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Hauppauge HVR 1600 cannot get it to work

I'm new to this forum as well as Linux, I've been using Windows since 1993 and want to do a change. I've been trying Linux many times before but I had to go back to Windows because I couldn't get my ...
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Small title bar text

I am using Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything in Myth is working and the correct size. The problem is I selected the Nvidia driver during the install and now the text in any title bar window that I open is ...
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How to do MythtTV database restore

I switched on my Myth box today to find that there were no recordings listed.Possibly this may be related to an optimize db cron job that was scheduled last night ,but I can not be sure of that. I ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to Change Background Image After Upgrading from MythBuntu to Ubuntu-Desktop

I've been running Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS for a long time and had a specific background image that was set. Yesterday I upgraded MythBuntu to 14.04 LTS. Today, I decided I wanted to switch my user ...
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Error -12 on initialization and also can not find the meminfo file

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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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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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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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 ...