[mythtv-users] Looking for a good Ubuntu Install Guide

Jean-Marc Melchior luxballer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 17:14:26 UTC 2007

the problem is, that Mythtv creates a text file with a random  
password mysql besides the password you setup in mythtv-setup, I  
don't remember exactly which file it is, but it has a name like  
mysql.txt, i think it is /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt if you edit that file  
and change the password to your actual Mysql password then it should  

On 7 mars 07, at 11:09, Damian Surr wrote:

> Jordan Roth wrote:
>> I have been a MythTV user for about 12 months now and have greatly
>> enjoyed watching when I want to watch.  However, I have set up a  
>> Linux
>> box with Ubuntu and enjoy Ubuntu.  I have been a loyal Fedora user  
>> for
>> years and I am looking for a "HOW-TO" or an install guide that is as
>> comprehensive as Jarrod's MythTV for Fedora guide.  Does any one have
>> any suggestions or a guide themselves.
>> I am using Ubuntu 6.10 Efty Edge
>> I have an Nvidia 5200, PVR-150(w/remote) and a PCHDTV-5500
>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>> -- 
>> Jordan Roth
> Hi Jordan,
> I would say that the Community Ubuntu MythTV Guide is very good:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV
> but I think there's quite a nasty problem with it. I've gone  
> through it
> twice now and although the steps are very clear, I never get the  
> end 'ta
> da' moment. There's always a problem logging into MySql. If you know
> your Linux, then this is probably not much of a problem. I got past it
> once, then the entire system died on me. I've been through the guide
> again since, but have forgotten what I did with the MySql bit so I  
> need
> to work it out again. Unfortunately, family and work life have kept me
> away from fixing it for about 3 weeks now but I think everything is
> close to being up and running, once I figure out how to make sure  
> MySql
> is set up properly again.
> I think that Ubuntu sets a password for MySql different to what the
> guides suggest for Myth and that's where the confusion comes in.
> Here's another very good guide.
> http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php
> Just found this one too
> http://www.slash32.com/ubuntu-myth.html
> but it may be a bit dated.
> Good luck
> Damian
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