[mythtv-users] install on ubuntu gutsy

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 01:03:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 8:46 PM, steve <sfreilly at roadrunner.com> wrote:

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> re installing on a hosed/rebuilt system, havent done this in a couple
> years ......  screwed up the first install last night and trying again.
> ~ through synaptic I "completely removed" every mythtv package, and also
> mysql.  rebooted.  and re installed "mythv" through synaptic (.21
> through backports) which installed everything again, mysql, etc.  why do
> all the config pages in setup have all the old info still??
> that was why I chose "completely remove" everything.  still getting the
> all too common famed database error, cannot connect even though I set
> same password in setup and mysql.... this took me like weeks to get
> working properly the last time I set it up 2 years ago lol, Ive tried 4
> different websites, with 4 different sets of instructions because the
> wiki has nothing updated for gutsy or at least not the page I was
> looking at said "this howto is currently being written please dont use"
> ...anyway....... how do you completely remove all info, configuration
> files, etc so I can start over again?
> thanks.
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Go to your "home" folder, and press "ctrl+h" and you should see a lot of
folders that have names that start with a period (like .mythtv)  These will
contain some configuration files. Try removing everything like you did last
night, then delete the ".mythtv" folder, and then do the install.  Good
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