Bring the bare box over here, and we'll get it into a working state quickly enough. Not fully set up (takes hours), but most of the way there (takes one hour).I spent yesterday banging my head against the wall trying to get Mythbuntu 9.04 installed.
Late last night, I tried installing 9.10 and then went to bed. This morning I was able to run the "Backend Setup" normally. I am guessing the problem is the Mythbuntu 9.04 setup is not configuring my graphics card properly by default (likely an issue with UBuntu not Myth TV).
Any thoughts which option I should go with?
Scary that, the first time one ever does it.drop the existing mythconverg database - you heard me, drop it because it got corrupted
Reading the bug report it looks very much like what I saw. I think I will stick with 9.10 and try different versions of MythTV on it.Roger,
I ran into a similar problem with an ATI Radeon 8500 on Ubuntu 9.04. I had to disable DRI in the xorg.conf file and that let me do the setup.
You can check out this bug report and see if it applies to you. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mythtv/+bug/341898
I ended up going with Mythbuntu 8.10, because of that and the mytbuntu-control center not working. You might be better off sticking with 9.10, and testing the mythtv versions to find what works best.
No, I think the avenard repo is still good for 0.21-fixes stuff. Get it from there while you can! Then remove avenard from your apt sources afterward, and there'll be no worries about a future misupgrade.I would like to "update" my 0.21 to 0.21-fixes with VDPAU, but I'm afraid that by using the avenard.org repo, it will automatically upgrade to 0.22.
Yes, I'd like more info. Maybe start a new thread though, as I didn't intend on hijacking this one. I do want to upgrade to 9.10 eventually so I'll need it then. I'll try the repo with my current setup, as you suggest removing the repo afterwards.No, I think the avenard repo is still good for 0.21-fixes stuff. Get it from there while you can! Then remove avenard from your apt sources afterward, and there'll be no worries about a future misupgrade.
If you truly want to build from source code, then I can give more info -- that's how I do it here (0.21-fixes + VDPAU + stuff). But for this to work well, it's best to first purge the Mythbuntu MythTV packages, after backing up the database.
I seem to recall that the 8600GT is actually one of the better chips for (fanless/quiet) VDPAU. Have you enabled "Advanced 2X" deinterlacing in the Mythtv -> Setup -> TV -> Playback menus ?I've noticed a bit of sawtooth in rapidly moving objects probably due to my older Nvidia 8600GT card having the minimum hardware requirements for vdpau. Time for a new one.