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v0.13.00, 2003-12-10. Initial version for MythTV v0.13. Rename docs

version to match.  Add troubleshooting step for the MySQL "skip networking"
issue.  Add -c to mysqldump to explicitly state insert parameters.  Add
XMLTV as a Mandrake package.  Add troubleshooting step: "Look at the shell
for error messages".  Add a warning for Mandrake 8.2: docs are going to get
dumped unless a maintainer comes forward.  Look out, Redhat 8.0.  You're

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<H1>Installing and using MythTV</H1>
<H2>Robert Kulagowski,
-<A HREF=""></A></H2>2003-12-08, v2.91
+<A HREF=""></A></H2>2003-12-10, v0.13.00
<EM>Initially, installation of MythTV seems like a huge task. There are lots
of dependencies, and various distributions seem to do the same thing
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<LI><A NAME="toc20.24">20.24</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-20.html#ss20.24">I can't change the channel when watching Live TV.</A>
<LI><A NAME="toc20.25">20.25</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-20.html#ss20.25">When trying to run setup, I get an error like this: "./setup: error while loading shared libraries:"</A>
<LI><A NAME="toc20.26">20.26</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-20.html#ss20.26">Troubleshooting the Hauppauge PVR-250 IR remote</A>
+<LI><A NAME="toc20.27">20.27</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-20.html#ss20.27">MySQL not connecting correctly.</A>
+<LI><A NAME="toc20.28">20.28</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-20.html#ss20.28">My screen goes black when I try to play something.</A>
<H2><A NAME="toc21">21.</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-21.html">Miscellaneous. </A></H2>
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<A HREF=""></A>.</P>
<P>Searchable archives for the lists are available at
<A HREF=""></A>.</P>
-<P>This HOWTO is for MythTV v0.12.</P>
+<P>This HOWTO is for MythTV v0.13.</P>
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-2.html">Next</A>
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-$ tar -xjf mythweb-0.12.tar.bz2
-$ cd mythweb-0.12
+$ tar -xjf mythweb-0.13.tar.bz2
+$ cd mythweb-0.13
$ su
# mkdir /var/www/html/mythweb
# cp -r . /var/www/html/mythweb
@@ -25,8 +25,8 @@
-$ tar -xjf mythgallery-0.12.tar.bz2
-$ cd mythgallery-0.12
+$ tar -xjf mythgallery-0.13.tar.bz2
+$ cd mythgallery-0.13
$ qmake
$ make
# su
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<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#hauppauge_remote">Hauppauge PVR-250 remote and MythTV's native LIRC support.</A> for
examples on finding and removing old versions of lirc.</P>
+<H2><A NAME="ss20.27">20.27</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc20.27">MySQL not connecting correctly.</A>
+<P>Your <B>MySQL</B> installation may have networking turned off.
+Check that <CODE>/etc/mysql/my.cnf</CODE> <EM>does not</EM> contain
+<CODE>skip-networking</CODE>. If it does, remove it, and restart
+<H2><A NAME="ss20.28">20.28</A> <A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc20.28">My screen goes black when I try to play something.</A>
+<P>MythTV prints error and status messages to the shell that was used to
+start the application. If nothing seems to be happening when you try to
+view a program, try switching back to the shell and look for error messages
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-21.html">Next</A>
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-19.html">Previous</A>
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<P>See the <B>mysqldump</B> manpage for more information.
-$ mysqldump -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg > mythtv_backup.sql
+$ mysqldump -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg -c > mythtv_backup.sql
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<P>You can check on your filesystem using the <B>dumpe2fs</B> program. See
the <B>man</B> page for details.</P>
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-21.html">Previous</A>
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<P>MythTV creates large files, many in excess of 2GB. You <EM>must</EM> use a
filesystem that will allow you to create large files. Filesystems known to
have problems with large files are FAT and FAT32.</P>
-<P>Because of these large files, it may be useful to plan for future expansion
-right from the beginning. If your case and power supply have the capability
-for additional hard drives, read through the
+<P>Because of the size of these files, it may be useful to plan for future
+expansion right from the beginning. If your case and power supply have the
+capability for additional hard drives, read through the
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#LVM">LVM</A> and
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#advancedpartitionformatting">Advanced Partition Formatting</A> sections for some pointers.</P>
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<P>You want to see the <CODE>bttv</CODE> module listed.</P>
<P>While inexpensive video-capture cards just capture raw frames, leaving
encoding to software, some higher-end cards incorporate hardware-level
-encoding. Using either a G200 MJPEG encoder card, or a WinTV-PVR-250 or 350
-from Hauppauge and the driver from the IvyTV project
-<A HREF=""></A> will
-allow you to use dedicated hardware encoders rather than your CPU. Release
-0.12 of MythTV is able to use the PVR-250/350 cards as an input device for
-live TV and for scheduled recordings. Using the onboard MPEG-2 encoder
-drastically reduces the CPU requirements for encoding.</P>
+encoding. Using either a G200 MJPEG encoder card, or a MPEG-2 encoder card
+supported by the IvyTV project
+<A HREF=""></A> such as the Hauppauge PVR-250, PVR-350,
+Avermedia M179, Hauppauge "Freestyle" or Yuan M600 cards will allow you to
+use dedicated hardware encoders rather than your CPU. Release 0.13 of MythTV
+is able to use these MPEG-2 encoders as an input device for live TV and for
+scheduled recordings. (The PVR-350 can simultaneously be used as an output
+device.) Using the onboard MPEG-2 encoder drastically reduces the CPU
+requirements for encoding.</P>
<P>Here are some data points for encoding:
<LI>A Celeron 450 uses 2% CPU for encoding a 480x480 16Mbps MPEG-2 stream.</LI>
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<P>See the
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#pvr250">Hauppauge PVR-250/350 hardware MPEG-2 encoder.</A>
-section for information on installing a PVR-250 on Mandrake 9.1.</P>
+section for information on installing a PVR-250 on Mandrake 9.1. The
+information contained in the section will also apply to other MPEG-2 encoder cards
+supported by the IVTV driver.</P>
<P><B>NOTE</B>: The ATI All-in-Wonder cards (which are not the same as the ATI
TV Wonder, TV Wonder VE or TV Wonder Pro) <EM>will not</EM> work as a MythTV
capture device because the GATOS
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way will be mono only. See the
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-21.html#btaudio">btaudio</A>
section for more information.</P>
-<P><B>NOTE</B>: The PVR-250/350 does not require a sound card for audio
+<P><B>NOTE</B>: The MPEG-2 cards supported by the IVTV driver do not require
+a sound card for audio capture.</P>
<P><B>NOTE</B>: Plugging a Line-level device into the Mic input is not
recommended. Line-level devices have higher volatages and can damage the
soundcard. In addition, even if it doesn't break your card, you will be
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<H3>Special instructions for Mandrake 8.2 </H3>
+<P><B>NOTE: These instructions will be removed on 2004-01-15. Contact the
+HOWTO maintainer if you wish to create up-to-date docs for Mandrake
<P>Mandrake 8.2 does not have a pre-packaged libqt3-devel, so you must compile
and install this manually. The following command will install the
prerequisites for qt3, so don't skip this step. The simplest tool for
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Once this has completed (it can take a while, so please be patient),
continue by following the Mandrake 9.0 instructions.</P>
<H3>Mandrake 8.2 and 9.0</H3>
<P>The simplest tool for installing packages from the command line is
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-NOTE for Mandrake 8.2 users: do not execute the following
-command. You've already manually installed the files in the previous
# urpmi libqt3-devel
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<P>In that case, you're ready to move to the next
<A HREF="mythtv-HOWTO-4.html#Setting_up_paths">section</A>.</P>
-<H3>Red Hat Linux 8.0</H3>
-<P>[Please submit instructions]</P>
<H3>Gentoo. </H3>
<P>If Qt has not been installed on your system: Edit
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<A HREF="#manually_building_mythtv">Manually building MythTV</A>.</P>
-<P>You may install the XMLTV prerequisites if you have added a contrib
-mirror by typing:
+<P>RPMs for <B>XMLTV</B> and all of its dependencies are located in
+Mandrake's "contrib". If you have added a contrib mirror, try installing
+# urpmi xmltv
+If this does not work, it is possible that contrib for your Mandrake version
+does not have <B>XMLTV</B>, so you may install the XMLTV prerequisites by typing:
# urpmi perl-xml-twig perl-xml-writer perl-datemanip perl-libwww-perl
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<P>Unpack MythTV
-$ tar -xjf mythtv-0.12.tar.bz2
-$ cd mythtv-0.12
+$ tar -xjf mythtv-0.13.tar.bz2
+$ cd mythtv-0.13
$ ./configure
$ qmake
$ make
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-$ cd ~/mythtv-0.12/configfiles
+$ cd ~/mythtv-0.13/configfiles
$ cp lircrc.example ~/.lircrc
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