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Installation issues / mythtv - setup
« on: December 31, 2008, 03:49:03 pm »

Another problem popped up during mythtv-setup: When I leave the basic-setup screen I get the following message

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Card 8 (Type television) will start on channel 1, which does not exist.
Do you want to solve that problem?

Well - I'm from Austria so I translated it and  I hope that you know to what kind of message I relate to.

So far I have downloaded epg via a grabber, filled it via mythfilldatabase (and I can see the program in the setup) and I distributed numbers among the channels as well as MHZ. So... I wonder where the problem is...

All right... mythfilldatabase with an xml-file works now.

But when I enter the setup and leave it, mythtv asks me:
Card 8 (Type television) will start on channel 1, which does not exist.
Do you want to solve that problem?

But I think, that I don't have a 'card 8'. What does this mean?

When I start TV the screen is just black. Aften one minuite a LinuxMCE-screen appears, on which I'm told, that mythtv has some problems and he asks me, if I would like to reset the backend.

Well... I have no user called mythtv    :-[    when I installed LMCE I didn't realize, that I should have one.
But I could rename my actual user. That should do it too, right?

Yesterday I found out, that a file named mysql.txt exists in /etc/mythtv. There you can find the DBUserName, PW and Database... I'll try to rename that one...  [Edit: No, no effect]

I created a user called mythtv. When I entered mythtvfilldatabase --manual he did not gave me the same error again. I will now try it with mythfilldatabase and .xml - files.
Hm. What should I select in the setup? No grabber I suppose?

Installation issues / Linux mce, xmltv_grab_de_prisma and mythfilldatabase
« on: December 27, 2008, 11:12:06 pm »

Big problem in little Austria:
I'm trying to configure the in Linux-MCE integrated Mythtv. Unfortunately (for me) Every country has its own xmltv_grab support, but not Germany nor Austria (sarkasm on: of course - I live here - it just had to be like this Wink )
So I got xmltv_grab_de_prisma and installed it. I even got the xml file, wich I could add to the mythtv database. AND I know how to add it:


mythfilldatabase --update --file <sourceid> test123.xml

I'm sure, that you've already realized, that I wrote 'Sourceid' - I don't know, what it could be. I already found out, that I could obtain it by:

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$ mysql -u root mythconverg
mysql> select * from cardinput\G

... but that returns: "Empty set (0.00 sec)"

Why? What could I do?


Edit: when executing mythfilldatabase I get tthe following errors

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Database error was:
Access denied for user 'mythtv'@localhost' (using Password: YES)

QSqlQuery::exec:database not open
QSqlQuery::exec:database not open
2008-12-27 20:06:56.658 DB Error (KickDatabase):
Query was:
No error type from QSqlError? Strange...
2008-12-27 20:06:56.688 Failed to init MythContext, exiting.
2008-12-27 20:06:56.690 DataDirect: Deleting temporary files

Users / Monitor and RS 232
« on: December 22, 2008, 11:26:01 pm »

I tried to connect my PC-Monitor to my laptop, where LMCE is installed. Well, that was the plan.
Unfortunately My monitor didn't show a picture, although the cable was connected. By reading through various topics, I realized, that I had to install another package (could anyone confirm this?). But analog to 'Life isn't easy' - it didn't work for me. So I tried to add a device, but I REALLY didn't understand, what there was written down.

Here you have a screenshot...

Could please *I beg you    ;) * someone tell me what to do...

Thank you...


Users / Re: No video when playing back
« on: December 17, 2008, 09:32:43 pm »
I already did  ;)

 - but I will writhe down your tip, thank you

Users / Re: No video when playing back
« on: December 12, 2008, 10:14:47 am »
Allright, I can tell you that... (fortunately I installed mce just a few days ago - so I know every (major) change and the data loss is quite near to zero)

- external hdd was added via usb followed by installation and restart. After that I removed it again (after that change nothing happened)
- when I traveled to vienna I were in hotel. There they had an internet access (for free, a very well equipped hotel). Because I have a static IP at home (I use a router), I manually changed "interfaces" and "resolv.conf" to dhcp. After that I got access to the net and mce found the mentioned fileserver.
After I confirmed the fileserver I reloaded mce. From now on mce had the descriped malfunction.

Users / Re: No video when playing back
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:39:41 pm »
All right - I entered your command in the console during playback. Effect: The focus, previously on the console, changed to the playback-window. So far, so good, but: I couldn't get back to the menu by pressing F1 (altough the symbol for the help-menu appeared for one second), and I could'nt change the window by pressing alt+tab (although I saw the 'change window' dialogue on the screen).

Users / Re: No video when playing back
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:15:57 pm »

Thanks for your anwer...

But what do mean by 'remotely'? You think of logging from another pc? Or just by entering it into the console?

By the way: The question for installing a file-server, "device: Windows share" (an there is absolutely no windows, not even in the whole house) is popping up constantly.

Users / No video when playing back
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:54:27 pm »

Just one question: When I play a video, I hear the sound, but I can't see anything.
When I change to desktop one, where the regular kde-desktop is, I can change to the 'orbiter-playback'-window - THEN I can see the video but I can't control it. Of course, when I change back to desktop five (mce-desktop), I can just hear the sound again.

What have I done previously? I plugged my pc from my network to anotherone (from a hotel). After the restart he asked me for a detected fileserver (I think, that it was after the restart).

Please help me  -  I'm going down right now   ;)


PS: I hope, that I don't have to reinstall it... 

Edit: Similar problem with the screensaver - I have to change the focus of the windows to see the screensaver, but with F1 I cant reach the controls .

Users / Re: nVidia 8600M GT
« on: December 07, 2008, 11:17:09 pm »
Problem solved.

The wizard in combination with the nVidia-driver writes a totally confused xorg.conf, in which some entries are in one row... f.e.:

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Option         "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes"  "

You have to seperate the entries and set them to "true" - so everithing will work as it should.

btw.: copy this xorg.conf or you must start all over again, when the wizard will be started again!


PS: Many thanks to "DaBossDaChef",!!    ;) :D

Users / Re: nVidia 8600M GT
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:32:30 pm »
Reallly NOONE ever heard of it?

Users / nVidia 8600M GT
« on: December 05, 2008, 10:24:09 pm »

I have one installation-question left:
I'm using a laptop for MCE. It has the nVidia 8600 GT. Via dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can adjust my system to use a "generic video card" type nv. This way I can start MCE, but just with the simpliest ui. So far so good. BUT my video-card could do more. I know that. I installed the driver for my card via envy (but without enabling multiverse - didn't find a way to enable it vie the mce - kubuntu system). Unfotunately, when I restart the A/V-Wizard during my startup, I get some kind of crazy outputs: the wizard is display 6 times on my screen! But now I can enable the best ui (as a special feature, I can see it - just like the wizard - 6 times on one screen   ;)   ). Any suggestions what I can do to adjust my card the right way?

Thank you for your help...


Users / Re: Installed! And... now... what is my password?
« on: December 05, 2008, 08:06:50 pm »
Thank you!

Users / [solved] Installed! And... now... what is my password?
« on: December 05, 2008, 08:01:25 pm »

I managed it - I installed LMCE due to all problems   ;D ;D

But now there is one question left: What is my password for the admin site?   ???

I suppose, that the username is my User in KUbuntu (I have tried it - as suggested - but it didn't work)? Or is it 'root' as displayed on the 'Connections tab' / 'MySQL Settings'? Well... i'm quite troubled right now, because I never entered a pw  ;)


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