[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and diskless clients

German Rodriguez callmegar at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 19:54:18 UTC 2010

I did this an run into several glitches

This is more or less what I did:

$ sudo aptitude install mythbuntu-diskless-server
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure mythbuntu-diskless-server
$ sudo ltsp-build-client --mythbuntu
--copy-package-lists --copy-sourceslist --accept-unsigned-packages

mount image

vi /etc/hosts
add: mythserver

copy avenard.list (if using JYA's repository)

wget http://www.avenard.org/files/ubuntu-repos/ubuntu-repos.key
sudo apt-key add ubuntu-repos.key && rm ubuntu-repos.key

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude full-upgrade

exit (unmount image)

sudo ltsp-update-image

vi /etc/default/tftpd-hpa  (broken)

create /var/cache/mythbuntu-diskless/overlaycd
allow "*" in the export (broken)

add the following lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf

mount image

install ssh

sudo aptitude install  lirc nvidia-current
unmount image

ltsp-update-kernels (a must)

boot diskless

run nvidia-driver

usermod -a -G mythtv german
mythbuntu control centre (lirc broken, that's why I do it manually)
start mythfrontend at startup

copy mysql.txt from backend modify hostname to show IP
review the links from all the home directories mysql.txt should be a
link to /etc/mythtv

sudo apt-get install x11vnc vnc-java
x11vnc -storepasswd
vi /etc/init.d/vnc
add: x11vnc -forever -usepw -httpdir /usr/share/vnc-java/ -httpport 5800
chmod +x vnc
update-rc.d vnc defaults
vi /usr/share/mythtv/mythfrontend.sh
add: rm /home/german/.ICEauthority   (this is a must, broken)


the killers where the removing of the .ICEauthority, installing
nvidia-current instead of GLX right from the start and updating the
kernel image as it blacklist nouveau which is a PITA and the --secure
options in TFTP which by some reason where removed and break the
diskless boot.


On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:39 PM, David Asher <asherml at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm about to move to Mythbuntu 10.04 (from 9.04) and am worried about the half support the diskless packages seem to have gotten (no MCC plugin anymore).  I see a lot of 9.10 success stories and even a howto/wiki page, but I haven't seen any Mythbuntu 10.04 diskless success stories.
> On the other hand, I HAVE seen a couple of people have issues with the nvidia binary drivers in the client disk image and other noise about needing an extra nbd-server package reconfigure step.
> So I just thought I'd throw out a feeler: anybody have diskless clients working under Mythbuntu 10.04 using the diskless packages?  Was it a pain to set up?  Any issues with the nvidia proprietary drivers?  Any other tips?
> Thanks in advance,
> David.
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