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

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How do I configure WiFi to log in to WPA at boot time, regardless of user being logged in?

How do I set a system wide wireless WPA password that starts at boot time, allowing me to SSH in to the machine from outside, for example? I'm running mythbuntu. Until I log in, WiFi doesn't connect, ...
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Why do I have different kernel versions on same distribution version

I (re)installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 to solve an audio problem. After the installation I find that the kernel version of this MythTV front-end is 3.5.0-27-generic. However on the fully-updated ...
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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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How do I Install MythTV on a Lenovo S12 with wireless?

How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 and MythTV client on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop and use it using WiFi?
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Bursts of white noise sound when playing videos

I've recently freshly reinstalled Ubuntu, and Mythbuntu, on all my computers. On one of my computers, Mythbuntu 11.10, when I play a video, when it starts, I get a burst of white noise (static) that ...
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mythbuntu-control-centre fails to run on Xubuntu 13.04

When mythbuntu-control-centre is installed on Xubuntu 13.04, it generates the following error immediately after it is executed from the command line: **royg@MythTV:~$ mythbuntu-control-centre ...
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Taskbars/Unity are visible in the MythTV frontend even when the frontend is fullscreen [closed]

When the MythTV frontend is full screen, the taskbars and/or Unity is still visible. How can I hide them?
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How do I enable automatic login in Mythbuntu 11.10

I just upgraded to Mythbuntu 11.10, and everything is working great, except for one snag. Automatic login has gone away. When I try to call up the interface for setting it, the option to make the ...
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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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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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How do I update to the latest MythTV release?

I want to update to the latest MythTV release, but it isn't available in the Ubuntu repository. Where can I get it from?
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How to get Mythtv to use TMDB version 3 api

As of today, TMDB dropped support for their version 2.1 api, which is where (mythvideo, at least) is grabbing their data. How do we set the Ubuntu version of mythtv (0.25) up to use the version 3 ...
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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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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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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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I just installed Mythbuntu, what is the MySQL root password?

After installing Mythbuntu, I am unable to access MySQL as I don't remember setting a root password. What is the default password?
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MCE Remote no response with MythTV or irw

I've installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 on a new ASUS H87I Plus I5, MythTV works fine but I'm unable to get a (Pinicale)PCTV MCE remote to work. I have the same Mythbuntu running on an old Dell Optiplex ...
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Why does Banshee recognize my Android on Ubuntu, but not on Mythbuntu?

I have one computer with Ubuntu 11.04, and another computer with Mythbuntu 11.04. Both have Banshee 2.0 installed. Banshee on the computer running Ubuntu automatically detects my Android device when ...
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Send OSD notification messages to all systems on a network

What I'm trying to do is send caller ID (CID) information from a system running Asterisk+FreePBX to all (3) MythTV frontend systems on my network. I'd like the CID information to pop-up over top of ...
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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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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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How do I configure CUPS and change SAMBA setting for no printers?

A couple of time an hour, these lines show up in syslog Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 smbd[5685]: [2013/02/19 09:20:11.609603, 0] printing/print_cups.c:110(cups_connect) Feb 19 09:20:11 KISE-055 ...
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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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How do I set up network boot in Mythbuntu?

I would like to use MythTV frontend systems that have no local storage. How do I set them up to boot from a network drive (mythbuntu-diskless)?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I configure Mythbuntu 11.10 to wait for a DCHP lease before completing boot and starting network dependent apps?

I have a clean install of Mythbuntu 11.10 acting as a frontend only. It is networked using eth0 and I have a router acting as a DHCP server on the same subnet. The frontend boots and automatically ...
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How do I know what sound system is being used?

I've noticed there is ALSA, OSS, and PULSEAUDIO. How do I know what I'm using? (I'm running MythBuntu 10.04 and I want to figure out how to make all apps - VLC, Basero etc output via the SPDIF).
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MythTV backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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How do I get Mythbuntu to detect my satellite box?

Background: I have a TechniSat SkyStar USB HD DVB-S2 Digital Satellite USB Box, a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04, and I would like Myth to use the satellite box. My immediate problem is that the ...
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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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Are any Zotac Zboxs suitable as HTPC / media centres?

Are any Zotac Zboxes suitable as HTPC / media centres? I'm after a fanless HTPC client in the living room to work with my MythTV server in my home office. I like the small compact form factor of the ...
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Mythbuntu restore : how to find out database password?

I recently decided to reinstall my Mythbuntu system, as it had been upgraded in phases from version 10.x and was throwing up fairly frequent errors. The situation as was: Mythbuntu 12.something, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remote control direction keys repeat twice in MythTV

I have a gray Hauppauge remote control that I have mostly working with MythTV (Mythbuntu 11.10). The only remaining problem is that if I press the Up, Down, Left, or Right buttons on the remote, the ...