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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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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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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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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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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Incomplete recordings 14.04.01

My recordings are shutting down before the end of schedule for the program. All channels seem to be the same. A single recording without a preceding or following program has the problem. My ...
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MythTv and Skystar2 rev2.8

I just set up an small and old mythtv server with an Skystart2 rev2.8 dvb-card. I found an patch there how can install SkyStar 2 PCI DVB on ubuntu 14.04 x86_64?. This all worked fine so i thought it ...
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How do I fix the 192.168.1.2 and 127.0.0.1 errors when starting mythbuntu

My system is Mythbuntu 14.40 on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, 64-bit, that had windows 7. I'm new to Linux and need help. I can watch tv, change channels, but there are no listings. This is the last part of ...
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Unable to Record or Watch Live TV- All Tuners Busy

Mythbuntu 14.04.01 LTS DVB-T Tuner (a Techsan Electronics Co Ltd B2C2 FlexCopII DVB chip / Technisat SkyStar2 DVB card) for recording Digital Free To Air TV Mythfrontend Version: fixes/0.27 ...
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MYTHTV Control Center error: WOLsqlServerComandnotset

I'm new to Mythbuntu, Ubuntu and new to Linux. I worked with MS DOS in the 1980's and found the terminal but I have no idea of what commands to use. I have a Lenovo EDGE laptop. I replaced Windows 7 ...
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Hauppage Nova-T-500 remote seems to buffer keys in Mythbuntu 14.04.1

I have a weird issue with my remote in Mythbuntu 14.04.1 which works perfectly well in Mythbuntu 12.04-4. the only way I can describe it is that when I press a key on my remote, it seems to echo the ...
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Whats wrong with my new tv card?

I bought a new tv card because I want to make a media center. It is the Terratec Cinergy S2 PCIe Dual. The Ubuntu users article says that it is supported. Now i installed mythbuntu, but it can not ...
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How to enable paging via remote in mythbuntu

I've just upgraded from Mythdora (12.23) to Mythbuntu (14.04.1), and am now ironing out the wrinkles - one of which is getting paging working from my remote. In Mythdora, I had the channel up/down ...
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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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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. ...