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I believe I want the 64-bit version

curl -O

FIXME add info about installation from CD-ROM

mount hard drive

since, during installation, I had disconnected my hard drive (1 TB) that contained all my recordings, now I have to add the mounting info manually. I found these instructions: which I was happy to have as they are geared to ubuntu. Here's what I did

$ sudo lshw -C disk
[sudo] password for xxxx: 
       description: ATA Disk
       product: Hitachi HDT72101
       vendor: Hitachi
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/sdb
       version: ST6O
       serial: STF604MR28XYLP
       size: 931GiB (1TB)
       capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
       configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=54c30723-c1d2-4b74-9770-b060636c91d6
       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVD RW AD-7200A
       vendor: Optiarc
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/cdrw
       logical name: /dev/dvd
       logical name: /dev/dvdrw
       logical name: /dev/scd0
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: 1.09
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
       description: ATA Disk
       product: SAMSUNG SP0822N
       physical id: 0.1.0
       bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
       logical name: /dev/sda
       version: WA10
       serial: S06QJ10L223809
       size: 74GiB (80GB)
       capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
       configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000830e8  

so, yes, my hard drive shows up (the Hitachi)

$ sudo mkdir /storage

I had named it "/storage" before, so I'm sticking with that...

the instructions were to add this line to /etc/fstab

/dev/sdb1    /media/mynewdrive   ext3    defaults     0        2

according to 'man fstab', the "0" is a message to 'dump' that this disk should _not_ be dumped and the "2" is a message to 'fsck' that this is not a boot drive

$ cp -pr /etc/fstab fstab-backup
$ ls -Ftl /etc/fstab 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 955 2011-03-26 22:04 /etc/fstab
$ sudo vi /etc/fstab
$ diff fstab-backup /etc/fstab 
> # manually added 26 Mar 2011 by TDG
> /dev/sdb1                                 /storage        jfs     defaults        0       2
$ sudo mount -a
$ ls /storage/
backups  mytharchive  mythdvd  mythtv


Oh... I just found this (

$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for  xxxx: 
/dev/sda1: UUID="d5b9a6b5-8be1-4e62-bcdb-e30525ed6c7f" TYPE="ext2" 
/dev/sda2: UUID="25f8fb9e-d2f9-4297-a7ec-7dbff4729eb0" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda3: UUID="92a77430-e47f-4023-85db-c4547dc12515" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda4: UUID="4c6658bb-2044-4733-aff2-1adf511f834d" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sdb1: UUID="a54e92bb-d3dd-4a7e-aca5-f0b70e930d40" TYPE="jfs" 

restore old database

OK, next I want to do Database_Backup_and_Restore#Database_Restore First, I copied my old "backuprc" file

$ cp -pr /storage/backups/4/home/tdg/.mythtv/backuprc ~/.mythtv/. 
$ ls -a ~/.mythtv/
.  ..  backuprc  config.xml  mysql.txt  themecache

I downloaded the latest script and did

$ ./ --drop_database --create_database --filename mythconverg-1214-20110326203137.sql.gz

Successfully restored backup.

looks good!

change hostname

also, I must've mistyped my desired hostname, so I changed in manually (I have a bad feeling about this.

$ sudo vi /etc/hostname


I had problems deleting episodes

$ less /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log 
2011-03-27 14:14:10.412 Error deleting '/storage/mythtv/recordings/1284_20110326190000.mpg' could not open 
                       eno: Permission denied (13)

discovered that I had some permissions issues. Here's a sample of the directory listing:

drwxrwxrwx  2 avahi-autoipd messagebus  24576 2011-03-27 20:12 livetv/  
drwxrwxrwx  2 avahi-autoipd messagebus 163840 2011-03-27 20:12 recordings/
drwxrwxrwx 14 avahi-autoipd messagebus  16384 2011-03-03 22:34 videos/
drwxrwxrwx 10 avahi-autoipd messagebus   4096 2010-11-20 09:24 pictures/
drwxrwxrwx  2 avahi-autoipd messagebus     56 2010-01-17 14:05 music/

So, I executed these commands:

$ sudo chown -R mythtv:mythtv livetv/ recordings/ videos/ pictures/ music/ posters/
$ sudo chmod g+rw livetv/ recordings/ videos/ pictures/ music/ posters/

see also 'Permission problems'

changes to samba

/storage is the mount point for my drive (1 TB) where I want to keep recordings. I had disconnected it during installation of mythbuntu so that it wouldn't get erased.

$ cd /etc/samba
$ sudo cp -pr smb.conf smb.conf.bak1
$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf | sed -e 's/\/var\/lib/\/storage/g' > ~/smb2
$ sudo cp /home/xxxx/smb2 .
$ sudo mv smb2 smb.conf
$ diff smb.conf smb.conf.bak1 
< path = /storage/mythtv/recordings
> path = /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
< path = /storage/mythtv/videos
> path = /var/lib/mythtv/videos
< path = /storage/mythtv/music
> path = /var/lib/mythtv/music
< path = /storage/mythtv/pictures 
 > path = /var/lib/mythtv/pictures


less -S /var/log/syslog

Apr  6 20:17:02 myth-bob CRON[8149]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Apr  6 20:17:06 myth-bob CRON[8148]: (CRON) error (grandchild #8149 failed with exit status 1)

head -n 1000 /etc/cron.hourly/*

   su mythtv -c "/usr/bin/python /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/ -MW >> '/var/log/mythtv/jamu.log' 2>&1"

less -S /var/log/mythtv/jamu.log

! Warning: MythTV (episodeimagedir) directory (/home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/Screenshots) does not exist.
! Warning: MythTV (fanartdir) directory (/home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/Fanart) does not exist.
! Warning: MythTV (bannerdir) directory (/home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/Banners) does not exist.


! Error: The (fanartdir) directory (/home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/Fanart) must be read/writable for Jamu to function.
! Error: The (bannerdir) directory (/home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/Banners) must be read/writable for Jamu to function.
$ chmod a+rwx /home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/*
$ ls -Ftl /home/aa/.mythtv/MythVideo/
total 12
drwxrwxrwx 2  4096 2011-04-06 21:06 Banners/
drwxrwxrwx 2  4096 2011-04-06 21:06 Fanart/
drwxrwxrwx 2  4096 2011-04-06 21:06 Screenshots/



I want my remote working, again! When I installed the new mythbuntu, there wasn't an option for HDHomeRun to setup a remote control. I had to do things myself.

$ sudo apt-get install lirc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  lirc-modules-source lirc-x
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 657kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,769kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 maverick/main lirc amd64 0.8.7~pre3-0ubuntu1 [657kB]
Fetched 657kB in 5s (127kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package lirc.
(Reading database ... 122738 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking lirc (from .../lirc_0.8.7~pre3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for hal ...
Regenerating hal fdi cache ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Setting up lirc (0.8.7~pre3-0ubuntu1) ...

I copied .lirc/, .lircrc from my backup and made the symlink .mythtv/lircrc -> ../.lircrc

$ cat .lircrc 
#Custom lircrc generated via mythbuntu-lirc-generator
#All application specific lircrc files are within ~/.lirc
include ~/.lirc/mythtv 
include ~/.lirc/mplayer 
include ~/.lirc/xine 
include ~/.lirc/vlc 
include ~/.lirc/xmame 
include ~/.lirc/xmess 
include ~/.lirc/totem 
include ~/.lirc/elisa 

I looked at /etc/init.d/lirc and /usr/share/doc/lirc/README.Debian and file:///usr/share/doc/lirc/html/configure.html to figure out that I needed to edit /etc/lirc/hardware.conf See also Silicondust HDHomeRun

$ diff --unified=3 /etc/lirc/hardware.conf-old /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
--- /etc/lirc/hardware.conf-old	2011-03-28 06:39:38.000000000 -0700
+++ /etc/lirc/hardware.conf	2011-04-06 21:45:13.000000000 -0700
@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@
+REMOTE_LIRCD_ARGS="-r -H udp -d 5000"
+# the -r is from
 #Chosen IR Transmitter
@@ -19,7 +20,7 @@
 #Enable lircd
 #Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file

To check that things were working, I

  1. ran sudo /etc/init.d/lirc start
  2. ran irw

I got this output

% sudo /etc/init.d/lirc start
 * Loading LIRC modules                                                                                          [ OK ] 
 * Starting remote control daemon(s) : LIRC                                                                      [ OK ]

now my remote is working correctly with the front end!! :)

I think I want irexec to run

$ less /etc/lirc/lircrc
/etc/lirc/lircrc: No such file or directory
$ sudo touch /etc/lirc/lircrc
$ !603
sudo /etc/init.d/lirc start
 * Loading LIRC modules                                                                                          [ OK ] 
 * Starting remote control daemon(s) : LIRC                                                                      [ OK ] 
 * Starting execution daemon: irexec                                                                             [ OK ]

added irexec to my startup as per and Setting_A_Button_On_Your_Remote_To_Restart_mythfrontend