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

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mythbuntu epg cron job not working

I've got a problem with my EPG grabber script 'shepherd' for the Australian EPG. These two commands below work when I type it as user mythserver but when I put them in cron the first command creates a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is this PCI analog TV card compatible with Ubuntu/Mythbuntu, KW-PC134-A?

Ask this question to the sellers directly in my country is a waste of time. Will this card work with Ubuntu? (assume 13.XX/14.XX)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...