[mythtv-users] Rasberry Pi 4 - New FE

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Wed Jun 9 02:50:09 UTC 2021

On Tue, 8 Jun 2021 22:14:38 +0100, you wrote:

>Hi list,
>I've just got a new Rasberry Pi 4 as a Frontend only.  The wiki has been a
>useful source of information and I've had mixed success.
>Im currently running an up to date Rasberry Pi OS lite with the Myth TV
>Light packages.
>I'm getting lots of segfaults.  Running myth frontend with -v all doesn't
>yield anything that useful. It seems to be just after EDID exchange. It
>segfaults loading mythfrontend 9 times out of 10. No idea why sometimes it
>works and sometimes it doesn't.  Any suggestions welcome on how to resolve
>I was thinking about running Ubuntu (as thats what all my other x86
>frontends run) - the wiki says to use the mythbuntu PPA - but Im pretty
>sure they only build for amd64 which wont work on the ARM Rasberry Pi?
>Lastly , Myth Music isn't showing up. Im wondering if this is either
>because its not included in the MythTV Light plugins or Im perhaps missing
>something as I used Rasberry Pi OS lite?
>Thanks in advance.

I am also experimenting with a Raspberry Pi 4B with 8 Gibytes of RAM.
I tried installing MythTV myself built from source, and I am not
having any segfaults with mythfrontend.  I am running a regular RPi OS
on a hard drive, to make it faster than my SD card.  If you have to
compile MythTV, on a Pi 4 it is OK, but it does take a while.

The problem with using Ubuntu on a Pi is that it does not have the
tweaked video drivers that RPi OS has, so is unlikely to work well
with MythTV.  But I was going to give it a try anyway, just to see for
myself, once I find the time.

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