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

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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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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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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 update error show after the half update [duplicate]

Aborted (core dumped) Reading package lists... Done E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'if /usr/bin/test -w /var/cache/app-info -a -e /usr/bin/appstreamcli; then ...
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Mythtv frontend crashes when trying to play certain recording. How to fix this or at least report a bug?

This happens when using VDPAU playback profile (which works otherwise well) mythtv-frontend version 2:29.1+fixes.201902191821.8f37aa3~ubuntu18.04.1 from ppa:mythbuntu/0.29 I can not file a bug about ...
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Screen output stays blank if screen turned off and on again Mythbuntu

I have a Sony Bravia KDL-40CX520 TV connected to my Mythbuntu box (Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS) via HDMI. The TV is detected and shows up correctly under Settings-> Display. The box is running an AMD-A4 APU, ...
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Upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 does not proceed

I ran do-release-upgrade --mode=desktop on my Xenial i386 machine on which Mythbuntu was originally installed. It proceeds to "Updating repository information", but /etc/apt/sources.list does not ...
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Mythtv MySQL not starting or connecting

I have re-installed Ubuntu 16.04 and all updates. I added the PPAs for my video card (WinTV-HVR-1265) MythTV 29 and installed both. I cid not get any error messages. I was asked if I was going to use ...
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MythTV 0.28 on Mint 19/Ubuntu 18.04

I'd like to install v0.28 of MythTV-Frontend onto a new Ubuntu 18.04 box rather than the bionic repo's v0.29. This machine is a remote frontend to my HTPC which is running MythTV 0.28 (on Ubuntu 16....
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Mythtv - have to kill and restart backend at every boot

Ubuntu 16.04, fresh install. I don't know what I've done to mess it up, but I have to kill mythbackend (which for some reason is running with root privileges so requires sudo to kill) and start it ...
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gazebo_ros_package and error libaria2v5_2.8.0+repack-1ubuntu2_amd64 is not installed when compile catkin_ws

Excuse me! I have just installed gazebo_ros_pkgs, then i compiled Catkin_workspace with catkin_make it's take a error: libaria2v5_2.8.0+repack-1ubuntu2_amd64 is not installed. On the top bar now has ...
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do the mythbuntu repo's serve mythtv 29.1?

I am currently using ubuntu 16.04 with mythtv .29.0+Fixes from the mythbuntu repo's. I see that mythtv 29.1 is out, will i be getting that? Do i need to change my source? If so, to what? thanks in ...
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New Mythbuntu Installation not working on restart

I've just installed and configured Mythbuntu 16.04.3 LTS on an Intel NUC. It worked fine (I watched some TV through a separate Kodi front-end) until I restarted the NUC, at which point I can access ...
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Issue with Mythbuntu downloads?

Is Mythbuntu no longer downloadable? All of the iso downloads I have attempted ended up being Gparted live isos, I downloaded the desktop image for 16.04 .1 and .3 and 14.04 .5 I downloaded directly ...
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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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Mythbuntu services don't start until after user login

I have MythTV front and back end on Mythbuntu running as an 'appliance'. MythTV isn't terribly stable and the front end will lock up after three or four days of continuously running live TV. So I ...
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What's wrong with my Mythtv install

Here is a link to the start up of my Mythtv Backend. It is not connecting to the database. There is the scrolling terminal window. Can some look at it and tell me what the issue is and possible fix? ...
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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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What to do about upstart in ubuntu 16.04

So I have a [Myth]buntu system with master backend that started life as 10.04 and now has risen from 14.04 to 16.04. It is the only Ubuntu system I have and is pretty much ignored until it has a ...
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What went wrong with my Mysql to MairiaDB migration fail ubuntu 16.04

This is on a 16.04 Mythbuntu (upgrade from 14.04, 12.04, 10.04) backend ( I have five systems already running MariaDB) with guidance from MariaDB Foundation (interactive) Downloads Setting up MariaDB ...
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Mythbuntu 16.04 database fail in backend Mythtv 0.28 to 0.29 upgrade

I upgraded on 16.04 Ubuntu from 0.28 to 0.29 using the repositories, and I think the database upgrade portion failed. Clients cannot connect to backend and backend cannot start the database. From ...
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How to setup guest session to be able to run MythTV Frontend and LIRC

I made a guest-prefs account to setup guest session like advised in related Ubuntu document. However, LIRC and MythTV Frontend do not work in guest session then, but work in guest-prefs account. When ...
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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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Unattended-upgrades broke persistent live media

I made a boot/installation media of Mythbuntu 16.04 by mkusb 10.6.6. I run a persistent live session. Unattended-upgrades started to operate and install e.g. new kernel on the USB flash drive. The ...
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“All tuners are currently busy” after boot - restarting mythbackend helps

I did a fresh install of Mythbuntu 16.04 and 3 identical USB DVB-T tuners. After a reboot if I try to watch live TV, but I get this message: All tuners are currently busy In addition to this ...
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Use MythBuntu As A Streaming Server

I have been using Serviio (a windows based DLNA server) to stream media to my other mobile devices (music & movies). Yesterday, I stumbled upon MythBuntu and was wondering if this would be a ...
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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MythBuntu blank screen

Installed MythBuntu on PC with ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card (uses RV200 I believe). The installation completed without any problems, but when I then rebooted, after the POST there was a brief flash ...
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Mythbuntu: Fan Art appearing behind Watch Recordings List

I'm running Mythbuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-48-generic x86_64). I'm not quite ready for 14.04 (ie, haven't got the half day to upgrade then iron out little quirks). I recently did an upgrade ...
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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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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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Problem installing PCTV triplestick 292e

I'm running Mythbuntu 14.04. I've had two PCTV 290 usb tuners working just fine for a while in the same box. I had to replace one recently and ended up with a 292e. The 292e is supported in kernel 3....
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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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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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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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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How to stop Mythbuntu (Mythtv 0.27) running out of free disk space?

Previous mythtv versions had an option under the front end TV settings setup to control the amount of free hard disk space the system should maintain. I cannot find that setting in 0.27 and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "https://...