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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...

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 / 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 / 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 / [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  ;)



I just tried to install linux mce. Well, I got the black screen, tried to press '1' for 15 sec. and voila - there was the AV/Wizard. There was just one problem. I had it 6 times on my screen (know what I mean? I saw the A/VWizard 6 times on my pc). Although I was able to finish the wizard the problem continued to exist...
What could I do now? Any suggestions? Anyone ever had this kind of problem?

My System: Laptop 2,4 GH with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600M GT...



I just tried to install linux mce. Well, I got the black screen tried to press '1' for 15 sec. and voila - there was the AV/Wizard. There was just one problem. I had 6 screens on my screen (know what I mean? I saw the desktop 6 times on my pc). Although I was able to finish the wizard the problem continued to exist... Right now I'm about to finish the following basic configuration and lmce ist downloading some libraries, but I'm afraid, that I will see the 6 screens when I restart.

Anyone ever had this kind of bug?

My System: Laptop 2,4 GH with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600M GT...


Users / Some general questions
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:43:53 pm »
Hi everyone!

First off: I'm totally new to MCE - but hey: I really like your product and I will read the architecture and all the rest very soon - all you developers out there: you did a really great job. Is there a way to help your project by giving you some amount of money? If yes, I'd really like to do so...

But there are some questions left:
1.) I wasn't able to find something like 'Install new software' within the KDE-Menu-Tree. Did I miss something? I'd really like to install some other programs...
2.) I opened the bash and wanted to try some stuff f.e. chmod. But of course I just can do that, while I'm root. Unfortunately I never was asked for a root-password. So right now I'm wondering, what this password might be.
3.) When playing DVD's - well, they don't play fluently. All two or three seconds the picture freezes before it continues - is this problem already well known? And is there an solution? (Well - this was the point wich led me directly to 1.)  ;)   )

My system: Laptop with dualcore (Intel) 2,4 gh, NVIDIA GFORCE 8600M GT with, 2 GB DDR2 RAM.

Thank you!


Installation issues / Installation MCE
« on: November 29, 2008, 06:27:34 pm »

I'd like to install MCE on my laptop, unfortunately I get the following message during the bootup of the Installation-Single-Layer-DVD:

/bin/sh: can't access tty;  job control turned off.

But I know, that kubuntu can be installed. So I wonder, what the problem is right now?!

My hardware:
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
15,4" lcd
NVidia Geforce 8600M GT
250 GB HDD

Thank you in advance...


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