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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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Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc, opengl, intel motherboard

I've got an HTPC that I built myself, with a Asus P5G41T-M Motherboard. It's got an on-board HDMI port, and I've been using that with no problems. I started out with Mythbuntu ( an older version ), ...
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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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PVR Software Install on Ubuntu 14.04

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to get MythTV or VDR working. I used the Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager to install the software but I have not been able ...
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Bad quality video DVB-T MPEG4 after a few minutes

I have a problem with mythfrontend in Oneiric installed from Mythbuntu. I cannot watch TV after few minutes because of lots of artifacts. I have a Hauppauge 1300 DVB-T tuner and MPEG-4 compression is ...
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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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How do I kill locked mythtv frontend

I have a new install of Ubuntu 13.10 with mythtv .27 installed. After configuring mythtv FE I tried to exit. It would not let me exit. I tried several times without success. Because mythtv FE ...
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Upgrading MythTV from 0.25 to 0.27 fails

I'm using ubuntu 12.10. I installed MythTV from the software center which installed 0.25. That version is no longer supported so I opted to install 0.27 using the following commands: sudo add-apt-...
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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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Why doesn't networking work after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04?

After the upgrade to 12.04, networking is down. I can ping my router, but that's it. (This is a wired connection, not wi-fi). Manually running /etc/init.d/networking restart does not help. I don'...
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trying to get mythmote to work on mythbuntu

I know I need to change to a static ip address but every way I find won't work.I found instructions to use gui but I don't have the icon that's used and I tried the command line but "cd/etc/network" ...
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15.04 suspend script not running and needs sudo privilege for modprobe MythTV

I'm running 15.04 along with MythTV. The computer can suspend but freezes on resume. I've traced this down to a problem with mythbackend and module saa7164. I've written a script that I can ...
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Where are the mythtv-setup backend start/stop scripts in 15.04

According to https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Setup_General#Backend_Control, ubuntu supplies scripts to start and stop the backend, ignoring the setting in mythtv-setup. Where are those scripts? On my 15....
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Help installing mythtv

Need some help trying to install mythtv. I have installed it from the Ubuntu software center but every time i click on the mythtv back end it just gets stuck in a loop. when i try to login to mysql ...
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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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Support for Kworld UB435-Q V3 TV Stick

My first question here... Also new to the Linux world... Anyways here it is. I am trying to setup a small Home Theatre PC, based on Ubuntu (14.04), where I'm planning to run MythTV. I've chosen the ...
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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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how to use mythlink.pl

I have been trying to understand how to use mythlink.pl. I would like the mythtv recordings to have a readable title. I have read several articles and posts on different forums, but I still do not ...
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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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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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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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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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MythBuntu in VirtualBox with HDHomeRun Prime and Xfinity

Over the last week, I have installed about a half-dozen different Ubuntu/MythTV configurations in VirtualBox. Today I tried MythBuntu, but I keep getting the same results. When I try to tune to any ...
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Error in `mythfilldatabase' when running MythTv-Setup

I have installed MythTv using apt-get install mythtv and when I run mythtv-setup I get *** Error in `mythfilldatabase': realloc(): invalid pointer: 0x00007fd49cc96840 *** Aborted How do I fix ...
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DVB adapter under kernel 3.13.0-35 and above

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with a MythTV backend server and a Digital Devices DVB adapter. The server has been working fine, but if I upgrade the kernel from 3.13.0-34 to 3.13.0-35/3.13.0-36 my ...
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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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How do I set up multi-seat audio with multiple sound cards

I want to build a multi-seat system with two seats. The first seat will be dedicated to run a MythTV front end client and this seat's video/audio will be sent to multiple TV's in other rooms via a ...
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Mythbuntu and Haupauge 2255 tuner

Just put my box together today, using Mythbuntu and a Haupauge 2255 PCI tuner card. Server loads fine but when going through the quick setup guide and arriving at capture cards, the card does not show!...
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Diskless frontend won't start MythTV software

I am new to mythbuntu and mythtv and am having trouble getting the diskless front end to boot and run. I have solved several problems but had run into one I can seem to fix. When the frontend boots ...
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I recently installed Wine and Playonlinux on mythbuntu 14.04 backend and now I can't access smb shares from my front ends how do I fix?

Please forgive me, I am still a Windows user and this is my first post. About 6 months ago I converted entire home network to Mythbuntu 14.04. Today I decided to try to use Windows Media Player via ...
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Mythtv - startup stuck in a loop

I decided to try Mythtv, it all downloaded ok and I see it in the menu. On startup, it goes to the language selection, then if I click ok or enter, it just crashes, relaunches automatically, does the ...
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How stop RGB pixels of value (2,2,2) being transparent on VDPAU playback?

If I have selected a VDPAU playback profile in Mythfrontend's playback settings, and play or pause something, switch to e.g. web browser, RGB color (2,2,2) is effectively transparent and shows the ...
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Mythubuntu: Mythfilldatabase/mythcontext troublems

When starting FE, it's complaining about Could not connect to BE, mythcontext[...] When running mythfilldatabase I get 2016-02-18 16:04:53.127900 I MythCoreContext: Connecting to backend server: ...
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How do you make MythWeb to use SSL connection and use proper authentication?

I want to use MythWeb outside local network. I have configured a global hostname for my router already. Now I suppose I need to create a certificate. There is an article about it here, but how do you ...
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Mythfrontend fails to play video using VDPAU playback profile in some cases

I can reproduce the problem in Xubuntu 15.10 when running Chrome - that is setup to use hardware acceleration in advanced settings - and simultaneously try to play a recording by mythfrontend that is ...
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How can I add a tv tuner card to insmod?

I have a DNTV Duel Hybrid (http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/Dual7164.html) that I want to run under Ubuntu (currently trying 14.04) with mythtv and kidi. I believe (from other posts I have ...
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mythTV Help/Question or info with kodi or mythbuntu on Ubunto 15.10?

Hi ery1 I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, hoping someone had any knowledge/info on adding mythTV to Kodi. It seemed like i installed mythTV via terminal as instructed from several sites like sudo apt-get ...
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Help with Kworld UB435-Q V3 on Mythbuntu 14.04.2

I have very little experience with Linux but decided to build a PVR just for fun. I'm using an old Dell 390 workstation and have Mythbuntu up and running. I bought a Kworld UB435-Q tv tuner (because ...
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Is there a transcoding script for Mythbuntu recordings to mp4/mkv etc?

The scripts listed on the mythtv wiki for seamlessly transcoding live TV recordings to a compressed format such as mp4 no longer seem to work with mythtv 0.27 or later. There is also the issue of ...
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Howdo I get Mythfrontend to populatate the TV line-up?

I reinstalled MythTV on Ubuntu 14.04 using the Mythbuntu Conrol Center. The MythTV version installed is 27.05. I checked my installation several times with https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User_Manual:...
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MythTV frontend not starting

I'm in the process of setting up (the first) remote frontend for a new MythTV installation on Ubuntu 15.04. The backend is up and running, channel scans were successful, etc. However, when I try to ...
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MythTV backend on a Synology

Is it possible to run a MythTV backend on a Synology NAS DS214+? My thoughts: if you use an external tuner (USB tuner, like Anysee or network tuner like the HD Homerun), processor power and memory is ...