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

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Mar 7 23:03:54 UTC 2007

Bill Chmura wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 18:08:13 +0000
> Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> Jean-Marc Melchior wrote:
>>> 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  
>>> work...
>>> JMM
>>> 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
>> Oh, and check your xorg.conf. Mine didn't find my video card on one 
>> machine I treid Ubuntu on, ended up with a VESA driver :(. Couldn't find 
>> any tools to help me fix that one, went back to Mandriva.
> Just as a matter of note (since it caused me no end of grief) - I have had at least three machines that would not correctly run the Ubuntu graphical installer.  You will find lots of posts about this, with varying solutions.  
> The best solution I found was to download the alternate installer and do the text install.  Just like old times.
> That being said, Ubuntu is the best distro I've used so far (and I have used about five over my time) so its worth that much.
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Erm, I *did use* the text installer.

Mike Perkins

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