Installing Mythbuntu in Ubuntu 10.10 with a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 PCI DVB-T


If you are already running Ubuntu or an Ubuntu based distribution like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, then you can add Mythbuntu as a package.

Installation

Assuming you are on the PC running Ubuntu on which you wish to install Mythbuntu and have a DVB-T tuner card installed, open up the Ubuntu Software Centre by clicking on Applications > Ubuntu Software Centre.

In the search box type myth, you should see the following.

Note: In Kubuntu you click on the K Menu > Applications > System > Software Management , select Get and Remove Software, click on Multimedia and enter myth in the search bar. Then click Find by name.

Assuming you want a all-in-one MythTV PC i.e. Frontend and Backend on one PC, You will need to install the following packages:

  • Mythbuntu Control Centre
  • MythTV Frontend
  • MythTV Backend Setup

Click on Install next to each package you are going to install and enter your superuser password. The package will be downloaded and installed.

As part of the MythTV Backend installation, MySQL Server is installed. You will be asked to set a password fro the MySQL root user

This is not mandatory and if you wish can be left as the default password.

We will leave it as the default, click Forward

You will then be asked wither other computers in your household will be running MythTV.

As this is the only PC, click Forward.

The installation will continue.

Once the installation has completed, close the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Now click on System > Administration > Mythbuntu Control Centre

The following window will be displayed

We now want to configure the Control Centre as follows:

Proprietary Codecs

Tick Enable DVD Support (libdvdcss2), click Apply and then click Apply again in the Apply Settings? window. You will be asked to enter your superuser password.

System Roles

Change the Backend Role from Secondary Backend to Primary Backend, leave everything else unchanged. Click Apply and then click Apply again in the Apply Settings? window. You will be asked to enter your superuser password.

You will then be asked to configure Mythweb

Leave as per the defaults and click Forward, the changes will then be applied.

Plugins

Add the following plug-ins:

  • MythVideo
  • MythWeather
  • MythMovies
  • MythMusic
  • MythGallery

Click Apply and then click Apply again in the Apply Settings? window. You will be asked to enter your superuser password.

Services

Enable the following optional services:

  • Samba Service
  • VNC Server

Note: Depending on your network, you may prefere to use NFS over Samba.

Click Apply and then click Apply again in the Apply Settings? window. You will be asked to enter your superuser password.

Once completed, click Quit.

MythTV is now installed.

In Part 2 we will configure the Hauppauge Nova-T 500 DVB-T card and will follow the same instructions used for Mythbuntu, as both installations are now the same.

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