[mythtv-users] Analog channel scanning fixed on trunk

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Thu Mar 4 15:22:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:18 AM, Corne Beerse <cbeerse at gmail.com> wrote:
> sharifah ummu kulthum schreef:
>> Hi guys, anyone running mythbuntu 9.10?
>> I got this link
>> <http://bensdrivel.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/mythbuntu-9-04-vs-9-10/>, saying
>> that channel scanning using mythtv backend setup is broke? is it true?
>> Ummu
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> For The Netherlands (pal country) I can confirm that channel scanning for
> analog tv is broken in mithbuntu 9.10 (and ubuntu 9.10 with myth tv from the
> repositories, which is essentially the same).
> However, you donnot need the channel scanning, you can also set the channels
> manually. Just dig the frequencies and insert them in mythtv.
> My best way was to insert a couple of those channels using the backup setup
> tool. After that and you have confirmed they work, best to open mythweb in a
> webpage and there scan for the page where the channels are configured. THere
> you have a large table where you can relative quick insert the numbers.
> HOWEVER: WITHOUT CHECKS so be carefull.
> If you have sql experience, it can even be faster, just download (capture)
> the table of frequencies, update/reorder them in a spreadsheet and then
> insert them in the proper tables. However, this is not for novices...

For those needing it, it looks like a fix has been put in for analog
channel scanning:


Mythbuntu 10.04 (and Ubuntu 10.04 mythtv packages in general) are
scheduled to ship with MythTV 0.23, which should include this fix.
Since it just went in, it is not in the repo's yet, and is therefore
not on the 10.04 alpha disk.  It will appear in the repo's when the
first 10.04 beta build appears on March 18th.  It will likely appear
sooner in the auto-builds, as soon as some unrelated build kinks are
ironed out.


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