[mythtv-users] Linux noob needs help troubleshooting myth plug-in problems

Jeff muscles641 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 4 00:38:18 UTC 2007

Thanks for your help here Brad.  I was getting pretty frustrated.

I have setup all three frontend media plugis as specified, copied media to the directories and performed a scan where needed.   The only one that even comes close to working are the pictures.  I can see the pictures and I can open them, but none of the buttons like slideshow work.  All after noon I've been trying to figure out a way to open mythconverg to see what exactly is stored there.  Unfortuneately my SQL skills are really rusty.

I'm beginning to wonder if it doesn't have something to do with my mythtv at local.  It seems the XML pages get loaded, but when it comes to adding content that's where it stops.  Do you know of a way to test that feature?

I'm in the process of checking the tuner hardware again.  It's going to take a few hours.

----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at yahoo.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 3:32:07 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Linux noob needs help troubleshooting myth plug-in problems

David Watkins wrote:
> On 03/03/07, Jeff <muscles641 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for getting back to me Brad.
>> As far as I can tell all of the directories appear to be correct.  Here are
>> the directories that were created:
>> /usr/share/mythtv
>> /usr/share/mythtv/games
>> /usr/share/mythtv/i18n
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythflix
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythnews
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythweather
>> /usr/share/mythtv/themes
>> and:
>> /var/lib/mythmusic
>> /var/lib/mythpictures
>> /var/lib/mythtv
>> /var/lib/mythvideo
>> Does this seem right
> I'm not quite sure where you're at.   mythvideo, mythmusic and
> mythgallery won't do anything sensible until you've configured them
> via the frontend setup programme.  You have to define the directory
> where you're going to store content and configure the programme you're
> going to use for playback (although the defaults will probably work
> fine).  Then you have to put your videos, music files and pictures
> into the defined directory locations and, in the case of music and
> videos, do a scan for content, to update the database.  For music
> files the option is 'Scan for Music'  for videos it's 'Manage Videos'.
> Then you should be able to go into the media section of the frontend
> and watch videos or listen to music.

Since these are plugins, they have their own setup - different than the 
MythTV setup. Since you just brought up MythTV, let's start at the 
beginning. Are you able to record and/or view the inputs to your 
backend? For instance, if you have a PVR250, can you view TV and record 
programs and view them?


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