[mythtv-users] Newby can't watch TV

Andrew Dixon andrew.d.dixon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 15:10:32 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

I'm a complete newb to MythTV but I installed Mythbuntu on my machine last
night and got the basic functionality working.  The issue now is that I
can't watch TV.  I've installed enough Linux distributions to know that I am
missing something obvious in the configuration steps but I don't know where
to start looking.

So, here's the situation, I'm running a Hauppauge WinTV 878/9 tuner card in
a Cisnet PC.  The Mythbuntu install went fine as far as I can tell but I
don't think MythTV is configured correctly.  When I start MythTV I can
listen to internet streams but I can't watch TV.  When I hit watch TV I get
the following message:

"mythtv is already using all available inputs for the channel you selected,
if you want to watch an in-progress recording select one from the playback
menu. If you want to watch livetv cancel one of the in-progress recordings
from the delete menu."

I don't even know what the delete menu is :(  Any hints, tips or tricks
would be greatly appreciated.

Also, any advice on how to take screen shots of the MythTV config screens
would be great.  I want to start a thread at ubuntudiscussions.org and post
up the exact steps that I am going through.

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