[mythtv-users] More hours of messing with mythtv yield zero result

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 21:45:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Igor Chudov <igor at chudov.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 01:25:46PM -0800, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
>> Igor, you must be doing something wrong, or there must be something unique
>> about your computer hardware. I could not install any version of ubuntu
>> after 7.04 on my gateway solo laptop (kind of an oldie laptop) because the
>> new version of xorg was not compatible with it. Still isn't compatible with
>> it, I'm hoping for them to fix it in the future. They basically killed linux
>> for me on that laptop cause it can't upgrade xorg. Anyhow, there could be
>> something like that going on with your computer.
> Well, in my own case it is the opposite. I have Linux installed on all
> sorts of laptops and desktops and it works fine.
>> I was a total linux noob when I started with ubuntu 7.04 and mythtv (before
>> mythbuntu was even out and you had to build lirc) and I was able to get it
>> going within a few days.
>> So it must not be mythtv that is the problem. Now it could very well be some
>> basic setting during install that is giving you havoc. In fact, I had more
>> trouble with alsa than with myth. The intrepid release of ubuntu has fixed
>> practically all of the issues I had in the beginning, and even alsa doesn't
>> give me any problems anymore.
>> I would suggest that you completely remove the mysql db and even the
>> installation of mysql and try to start from (or install) a vanilla install
>> of intrepid. Without switching to mythbuntu, you can install the mythbuntu
>> packages on top of regular ubuntu. That will take care of 99% of the config.
> OK.
> So, here's my plan:
> 1) Delete mythtv by
> aptitude purge mythtv-backend  mythtv mythexport mythtv-backend-master
> 2) Delete mysql database:
> echo drop database mythconverg | mysql -uroot -pMyPassWord
> 3) Delete mythtv settings:
> (as root)
> rm -rf /home/*/.mythtv /root/.mythtv


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