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

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Where is the Video Manager in MythTV?

I can no longer find the Video Manager in new versions of MythTV. Where did it go?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Mythbuntu ten-foot interface for accessing a remote desktop?

I'm interested in using a Mythbuntu machine to view a remote desktop on my television, but all of the advice I've seen is about accessing Mythtv remotely, not the other way around. I'm specifically ...
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After updating Mythbuntu to 0.26 I receive MythBackend.php errors

I have Mythbuntu 12.04 installed. I did change the repositories in Mythbuntu CC to 0.26 and then ran apt-get update & upgrade. Ever since, I have the following errors whenever I access MythWeb: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I install m2vrequantiser in Mythbuntu 12.04?

m2vrequantiser can be used by mytharchive to create DVDs and .iso's but it's apparently not available in 12.04 universe repository. Is there some way to get it for 12.04.1?
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 Replace Mythbuntu with 11.04 w/o Trashing SW Raid

I have a MythUbuntu server with a 14tb SW raid setup. I am finding Myth too finicky and would like to go to a vanilla Ubuntu install. Can someone direct me on the best way to approach this without ...
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How do I configure a TiVo remote?

I would like to use my TiVo remote instead of the streamzap one. Has anyone setup a Tivo remote with Mythbuntu and if so would you share your configurations (lircd.conf/lircrc) and experiences?
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Installation Mythbuntu 11.10 on 64bit Toshiba Protege

Started iso cd and installed... then asked to restart from cd... locked with instructions to chkdsk... followed these instructions... no jot... also: can no longer access bios... I want to get this ...
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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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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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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?