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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.