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

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Every time I start Mythbuntu the xfce menu shows, I have to restart MythTV to get it full screen

I'm running an up-to-date (I did an apt-get upgrade last night) Mythbuntu install (myth 0.26) as a combined backend/frontend. Every night I shut down the machine and turn it back on in the morning. I ...
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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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What are the differences between Mythbuntu and MythTV?

I've heard about both, however I've never been able to distinguish how they are distinct, Mythbuntu as I see it is used as a Desktop environment, whereas MythTV seems to be installed on a TV itself ...
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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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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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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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Mythbuntu HTPC: disk usage for a normal install

about to build a new system, one of the information missing in mythbuntu docs is the disk usage of a typical install for home theather pc (HTPC) usage. not interested in fresh install or bare bones ...
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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 do I use the Mythbuntu repository on a headless server?

I would like to set up my server to use the Mythbuntu repositories to keep MythTV more up to date than the version in the offical Ubuntu repositories. I know I can install mythbuntu-control-centre on ...
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How do you hide the panels in 12.04 2d?

I run mythbuntu, and the panels in 2d apparently cannot be hidden? Is there a way to do this?
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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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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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64 bit Ubuntu sees half my RAM [closed]

This is on my AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor (according to /proc/cpuinfo) on a machine with two 4GB RAM DIMMs. BIOS shows 8GB RAM installed. Any help would be appreciated. RAM: Extreme ...
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ERROR no room on ep ring with USB 3.0 device

Just did a clean install of mythbuntu 12.04 yesterday on a brand new machine. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with Intel video chipset, 8gb ram. I'm seeing google references to this as a USB 3 issue in this ...
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Stable version of ubuntu [closed]

My question is simple: which edition of ubuntu is the most stable, reliable, fast and nice? And also, should I prefer Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu or Mythbuntu? Note: I want it to be as fast as possible. ...
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Unable to get wireless working, RT2800 PCI [1814:0601], rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame: Error [closed]

Partial noob here, wanted to try Mythbuntu to replace a dying Tivo, and am having problems with some of the basics. After a weekend of studying, I've learned a bit but I keep hitting dead ends I don't ...
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Why can't mythtv backend see my HDHomeRun tuner?

Ran a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04.1 32bit. Went through the backend setup and was able to see my HDHomeRun Prime (HDHR3) device, scan, and detect channels. Cannot get to live TV on frontend. ...
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What's the most straight-forward way to install MythTV with a full desktop environment?

Install Ubuntu and then add MythTV? Install Mythbuntu and add desktop environment packages? Also, would Unity cause problems? I'm willing to switch to something different (like Gnome). Also, would ...
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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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Mythtv what is causing empty (0 kb) recordings

Does anyone have the same problem or an answer to what is causing empty recordings in mythtv? It also freezes up the backend when it occurs and a reboot seems to be the only thing to help. This ...
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After upgrading to 12.04 from 10.10 my mythbuntu standard MCEUSB remote no longer works

I had no problems using my Windows Media Center Remote with 10.10 Mythbuntu, but after upgrading, it no longer affects Mythbuntu. I have verified and re-installed it in Mythbuntu Control Centre. I ...
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Why is this command that is in my PATH not being found?

I am trying to run a command from within my MythTV interface on my Mythbuntu computer. It won't run, and I found this error in my mythbackend.log: Jul 19 15:55:47 mythbuntu mythbackend[1863]: W ...
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What does “command returned 1” mean?

I am trying to get a command to execute from within my MythTV interface on a Mythbuntu computer. When I try a test command, touch /home/mythbuntu/test, it doesn't work, and I see this entry in ...
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Mythbuntu-default settings not installing: 12.04 LTS

I was just installing some rather nice desktop environments ( Gnome, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc...) when I decided, you know what? Mythbuntu sounds awesome! I'll get that too. Now whenever I log on I get ...
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Playback on Mythbuntu with nvidia graphic adapter is showing moderate tearing, and doesn't cover Unity

Since upgrading to Mythbunu 12.04 and Mythtv 0.25, my playback has been showing tearing and also the Unity top panel plus the Unity Launcher overlay the screen. Is there a way to fix this?
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How do I increase the verbosity level of nvidia's drivers in Mythbuntu 12.04?

nvidia says to do this: % startx -- -verbose 5 -logverbose 5 But how can I do it without using startx?
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“USe Android as a remote” option won't stay selected in Mythbuntu Control Centre

When I try to connect to my Mythbuntu machine using Mythmote on Android, I get the following error: IO Except: /192/168.0.4:5456 - Connection refused: 192.168.0.4 At first I thought it was the ...
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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 tuner firmware to work in 12.04 Mythubuntu?

I have a HTPC running 10.10 and am trying to get the firmware. I have tried the downloads from www.kernellabs.com and instructions from http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-2200 for ...
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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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Tweaking Remote Control (In-Kernel LIRC)

I've recently rebuilt my MythTV box using Mythbuntu 12.04, to take advantage of newer hardware (Ivy Bridge). On my previous build I used lirc to manage the remote, i.e. the mapping of key codes -> ...
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Some videos stopped playing in Mythbuntu 12.04

I've had a Mythbuntu installation that was first installed somewhere around version 9 or so, and has been upgraded ever since. It has played pretty much every video in every format I've thrown at it. ...
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Resume from suspend with MCE remote doesn't work after Mythbuntu upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded mythbuntu 11.10 to mythbuntu 12.04. I had a working MCE usb remote suspend/wakeup thing going for me. After the upgrade wake on usb does not work. The light on the usb ir-receiver does not ...
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Screen saver just won't die in Mythbuntu after upgrade to 12.04

I have a computer dedicated to media playback which I just updated to version 12.04. Since the upgrade, I just can't seem to get the screen saver to stop coming on while watching just about any kind ...
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Mythbuntu zooms in on every video since upgrading to 12.04

I have a computer dedicated to media playback running Mythbuntu that I have upgraded to 12.04. Before, when playing high resolution and wide aspect ratio videos, they would be resized to fit the ...
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Mythmote wont connect to mythbuntu 12.04, seems frontend is not listening on all interfaces

I just installed a fresh copy of Mythbuntu 12.04. I installed it as a combined frontend and backend. I ran through the configurations, accepting all defaults except for two items: I set the hostname ...
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Upgrading Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04

Hoping for some pointers to the right upgrade path for upgrading my working 10.10 Mythbuntu system to 12.04 of the same. The notes for 12.04 say to ensure you've upgraded to mythtv .25, via the ...
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Don't have desktop icons lock to grid

I am building a Mythbuntu media center, the display being a 42" television. I set the text and desktop icons to be extremely large so they are readable from the couch. This is good, but all of the ...
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Upgraded Mythbuntu from 10.04 to 11.10 - Now no GUI display

Updated this weekend from 10.04 to 11.10 and now when I boot, I get the standard "Mythbuntu" boot screen then sections of text, then blank screen, then text, then blank scree, etc until I finally just ...
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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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Where is the Mythbuntu control center diskless server option

Mythbuntu's control center used to have an option to setup a diskless server. I've got it going manually but I wanted to know; Is the option to make diskless systems coming back to ...
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How do you get the remote to work on my Hauppage TV card?

I've installed Mythbuntu and during the install I selected my hauppauge tv card and the remote doesn't work. Now what do I do? I see a .lircrc file in my home dir but ps -ef|grep lirc yields ...
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How do I connect a MythTV frontend to a MythTV backend on Mythbuntu 11.10?

How does one get the frontend to communicate with the frontend? I have tried the default 127.0.0.1 on both front end and back end with default values for username and password, to no avail. I've also ...
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Best way to install MythTV?

I've got a Windows Media Center pc at the moment, but I would like to change to Ubuntu ... if I can make it work. This related topic recommends that I use MythTV, and from that I have a new question: ...
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Mythbuntu using a HVR-1600 and most of the channels are just garbage. How to fix? [closed]

I recently installed Mythbuntu on an old HP box with a HVR-1600. I have installed the new drivers and firmware from linuxtv (cx18) and everything seems to be working. Only the local channels are ...
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Deinterlace Mythbuntu 0.24.1 [closed]

Mythbuntu 0.24.1 I don't have a Deinterlacing option like shown here: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Deinterlacing Is it moved? My picture is top & bottom. When paused, it looks correct. Going ...
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Is there an easy way to modify samba shared folders?

I can't seem to find a way.. perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places? I tried googling but I've got no luck. What I'm looking for is some sort of easy "gui" or something where I can just select what ...
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How do I get my EPG to come back on mythTV?

Everything on the schedule is coming up as unknown. I can't set up programs to record as nothing is on. Have run updates, channel scan, mythfill database. Still no EPG. How do I get my EPG to come ...
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How to get MythTV full screen in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Taskbars/Unity are visible in the MythTV frontend even when the frontend is fullscreen I am running MythTV in Ubuntu 11.10 but I still have the top panel showing on my ...
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MythTV works OK but other sounds do not with nVidia HDMI, what to do?

I have a Home Theater Personal Computer. It is connected via HDMI to a Samsung HDTV and then by optical cable to a 5.1 receiver. Mythtv plays very well, the problem is other computer sounds. These ...
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How to control volume of external amp from mythbuntu (alsa) [closed]

I have a mythbuntu setup with S/PDIF sound going to an external receiver that amplifies the sound into a 5.1 surround speaker arrangement. Currently I have to control the volume on the receiver (Arcam ...