[mythtv-users] Getting started with Myth installation

daryl helwig sofasurferlinux at charter.net
Tue Sep 30 16:27:28 UTC 2008

Johnny Russ wrote:
> sudo apt-get install mythbuntu-desktop
> It seems they have even made this unnecasary now. They have a webpage 
> where you can just click on a link to a php script that will get the 
> installation process going on an existing Ubuntu machine: 
> http://www.mythbuntu.org/existing-ubuntu. This should install all of 
> the packages you need and it will take care of most of the 
> configuration you would need to do also. Once it is installed you can 
> go to the Ubuntu Settings menu and you will see the Mythbuntu Control 
> Center. From there you can add/remove the frontend or backend, setup 
> remotes, add/remove mythtv plugins and many more things. They aren't 
> all of the way there yet but the goal is for you to be able to setup 
> and configure anything you would need for mythtv from the Mythbuntu 
> control center. Like most things in the world of Linux it is simple 
> and easy if everything works, but can be a real pain if some small 
> thing goes wrong. Hopefully this can get you on the easy path.
This seems like the setup that I should be using. I went inti synaptic 
and searched for mythtv and mysql and removed all entries. Then I went 
to the Mythbuntu Desktop site ( http://www.mythbuntu.org/existing-ubuntu 
) and started the download and install.

The process went on until the following was shown in terminal...

Setting up xfce4-icon-theme (4.4.2-1)...
Setting up Mythtv-status (0.7.3-1ubuntu1)...
 ' updating Mythtv Status mythtv-status
Sorry, failed to fetch http://loxalhost :6544/xml.

Processing triggers for libc6...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools...
update initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-

Any ideas what happened?

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