Monday, August 07, 2006

OK, so here's attempt 2 at configuring mythtv. I managed to find some documentation, surprisingly, at, the bit I was interested in here.

However, before running myth-setup again, there's a few bits and pieces I had to do, mainly setting up the guide data feed etc. I found this page.

(Considering the nvidia driver install was mentioned as part of that documentation, maybe I should try reading the rest of it).

I downloaded tv_grab_au. I'm not sure if it's the one I want to use, because I know there's one that's been modified to work against the oztivo guide database, which I'd prefer to use.

I had some issues with sudo as the mythtv user, it would accept the password, but then not do anything.

Without tv_grab_au in place still, I ran the mythtv-setup again, and followed the instructions in the proper docs.

When it got to calling tv_grab_au, I got an error, as expected, but this happened before, and myth still sort of worked.

I would have been unable to configure it through vnc anyway, since I can't pass the alt+tab through vnc to switch to the terminal.

I discovered the sudo issue was because I hadn't added the mythtv user to the admin group, so it wasn't allowed to use sudo. I added mythtv to the admin group.

After that I installed xmltv (and the few other dependencies). I then went through and installed tv_grab_au as per the instructions.

I couldn't get a channel list though, because ~/.mythtv was empty, it didn't contain a file for me to link as the xmltv.conf file, and when I tried to list the channels, I got "ERROR: can't find DataSet for NSWReg - freesd".

A bit of googling, apparently d1 don't generate a full weeks worth of data everyday, and that's the problem. Apparently if I run it tomorrow it will work. Hmm. I might try to find doco on using the oztivo guide server instead.

It also could be because " does not yet have programs for the SD or HD Digital broadcasts for most of the regional areas.", so I should have entered the analogue source.

I went back, and redid the video source, with the analogue source, and got some channels. I then had to create the channels manually, and the screens don't match the documentation, so I don't know what to do there.

I created 1 channel manually, tried to watch tv, but now, instead of the static I got last night, I now get nothing.

I give up for now, maybe attempt 3 will be tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you get mythtv to work in the end?

9:19 am  
Blogger Simon Quigley said...

Oops, I knew there was something I was supposed to be doing, instead of playing The Incredible Machine.

I'll schedule an outage on the server :-) and install the HDTV tuner I've borrowed, tomorrow night.

10:11 am  

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