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Posted almost 7 years ago by tgm4883
The Mythbuntu Development team would like to thank the Ubuntu Pennsylvania LoCo Team for hosting a Mythbuntu install fest on October 3rd, 2009. The event will be located at the Resources for Human Development (RHD) in Philadelphia from 1 to 5PM. ... [More] Additional details and directions can be found at the Philly Myth Jam page. The Pennsylvania LoCo team requests that: "You must bring a computer, a supported video capture card, a keyboard, a mouse, and a monitor, plus any necessary cords." Details: "At the event there will be MythTV demos with a variety of input sources, building of Mythbuntu boxes using Jaunty (9.04) and Karmic (9.10) beta, and debugging of existing MythTV configurations (your myth box's remote stopped working? bring it out!). In addition to MythTV stuff, if you have other Ubuntu-related issues please feel free to bring your laptops/desktops. We'll also be doing some general Ubuntu work, bug squashing, documentation work, there will be something for everyone!" [Less]
Posted almost 7 years ago
Mythbuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 has been released - http://www.mythbuntu.org/9.10/alpha6
Posted almost 7 years ago by tgm4883
Mythbuntu Karmic Koala alpha 6 is finally available.  This is the first alpha that we are providing mirroring for. Previous alphas were not announced, and only available on cdimages.ubuntu.com. With this release, we are providing mirroring on ... [More] sponsored mirrors only. It is very important to note that this release is not compatible with any MythTV 0.20.2 or 0.21 based distribution such as stock Mythbuntu 9.04. We do provide MythTV 0.22 builds at http://www.mythbuntu.org/auto-builds Changes from Mythbuntu 9.04: Underlying system  * Underlying Ubuntu updates (see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha6)  * Default partitioning recipe: Small swap space, Large Ext4 partition.  * Mythbuntu-Control-Centre has been revamped and is now pluggable.  * The new Ubuntu notification framework, notify-osd is included and activated.  * The installer now features a slideshow summarizing features. MythTV  * MythTV 0.22.0~trunk21954 included - 0.22 Release Notes  * New default Mythbuntu theme. For more detailed feature information please visit us on launchpad We appreciated all comments and would love to hear what you think. Please make comments to our mailing list, on the forums (with a tag indicating that this is from 9.10 or jaunty), or in #ubuntu-mythtv. As previously, If you encounter any issues with anything in this release, please file a bug on launchpad http://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/9.10/ or use the Ubuntu bug tool (ubuntu-bug PACKAGENAME). Known issues  * MCC Themes tab doesn't reflect current themes available.  * xsplash and usplash not setup  * MCC automatic login plugin unable to handle advanced configuration files. The ISO is available here: MD5SUMS i386 Builds Desktop Disk Direct Mirror AMD64 Builds Desktop Disk Direct Mirror [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago by tgm4883
After a long and exciting development cycle the Mythbuntu team is proud to introduce Mythbuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. We would like to thank everyone that contributed in getting our fourth release out the door Please see the Release Notes for more ... [More] information on improvements from the unstable releases this cycle. Downloads & Upgrade instructions are available on the downloads page. [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago
Mythbuntu 9.04 RC is now available. Grab it at http://www.mythbuntu.org/9.04/rc
Posted over 7 years ago by tgm4883
Mythbuntu Jaunty Jackalope is now running wild.  With this release, we are providing mirroring on sponsored mirrors and torrents. It is very important to note that this release is not compatible with Mythbuntu 7.10 or any other MythTV 0.20.2 based ... [More] distribution. Changes from Mythbuntu 9.04 beta: Underlying system  * Alternate disks are still not being made.  * Underlying Ubuntu updates (see http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904overview) MythTV  * MythTV 0.21-fixes19961 included. Improvements not on the disk  * MythExport  * There is a new .deb for installing and configuring the weekly builds repo. More on this here For more detailed feature information please visit us on launchpad We appreciated all comments and would love to hear what you think. Please make comments to our mailing list, on the forums (with a tag indicating that this is from 9.04 or jaunty), or in #ubuntu-mythtv. As previously, If you encounter any issues with anything in this release (including ubiquity), please file a bug on launchpad: http://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/9.04/ Known issues  * Choosing a binary graphics driver in Mythbuntu install causes last step to not be visible  * MythTV Frontend does not work with RADEON DRI The ISO is available here: MD5SUMS i386 Builds Desktop Disk Direct Mirror Desktop Disk Torrent AMD64 Builds Desktop Disk Direct Mirror Desktop Disk Torrent [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago by rhpot1991
Background Today marks a historic day in Mythbuntu development. Over the last year we have been having discussions with several major cable companies in the United States regarding enabling CableCARD support for all Mythbuntu users. Late last year ... [More] we reached an agreement with two of those major companies, Time Warner & Comcast. As excited as we were about this agreement, we unfortunately had to remain silent because of an NDA regarding the implementation. In our contract we agreed to develop a technical preview version of the CableCARD support to be released shortly before Mythbuntu 9.04 was to cut the gold media. This would allow users to test the implementation and report bugs while leaving approximately one month for engineers to resolve those reported issues. Implementation Summary Due to the difficulties in defining how CableCARD support will work on Mythbuntu, it is only launching with the ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable tuner [1]. These are the first products that are being certified for CableCARD support on Mythbuntu, but expect others to follow. As you may know, the ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable tuner is a USB device. The Cable Engineers have developed an open source kernel module that will get loaded when the device is plugged in. They've also included both production and debug firmware files. Which mode the technician sets the device to operate in will control the firmware file selection. When the production firmware is loaded, the device enters DVB emulation mode. In DVB emulation mode, the device reports signal strength and can change channels just like other DVB devices. Unfortunately, EIT support does not properly translate over in this emulation mode, so you will have to rely on Schedules Direct for guide data. During the provisioning process, the cable technician will be manually encoding the channel call signs into the device. This will likely change in a future release. When the debug firmware is loaded, the device will enter Network emulation mode. In Network emulation mode, it will be exposed to the system as a virtual network interface. This virtual network interface will receive an address via DHCP from the ATI TV wonder Digital Cable tuner and set up the routing table to contact the device's internal administration site. Unfortunately, this will only be accessible by the on-site technicians. If you have problems later, you won't be able to go through phone support and view this administration panel. The kernel module source is available in the deb as it needs to be recompiled every time there is an ABI bump in the kernel. The Cable Engineers have used DKMS to ensure that they are automatically recompiled. This is the same technology used for recompiling AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers on kernel ABI bumps. They specifically requested not to merge this directly into the kernel yet until they have stabilized the code. They are happy to take upon the responsibility of submitting it upstream to the Linux Kernel Mailing List so that we can pull it in for the next kernel release in Mythbuntu 9.10. Installation Please keep in mind that this is a technical preview. There will be bugs. Comcast & Time Warner engineers are eagerly looking forward to helping to stabilize the product. To start off, you will have to pick up an ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable tuner. We are in discussions with several distributors to offer special pricing for Mythbuntu users, but for this technical preview you will have to pay full price. Next, contact your cable support specialist to schedule a time for a technician to come and drop off a CableCARD in your home. For your convenience, Time Warner and Comcast have allocated specialists specifically for the expected call load. Please use these numbers when contacting them: Comcast: 800-729-6645 Time Warner: 888-739-9298 You may have heard of problems with technicians refusing to install CableCARDs in anything that was not a television set in the past. Per the terms of this agreement, all contracted technicians have specific instructions to assist with installation on Mythbuntu regardless of circumstances. If your technician gives you a hard time, refer him to this URL. When the technician arrives on site you should have your computer pre-installed with Mythbuntu 9.04 beta 64-bit. You can get a copy of the beta from one of the mirrors on our website [2]. For the technical preview, the cable engineers have only been able to prepare a 64 bit implementation. From what we have been told, porting the firmware loading portion is very difficult, it's not just a matter of "just recompiling" it for 32 bit. This is nothing new, Adobe has preached similar problems in the past. The technician will also require you to have a copy of the installation deb saved into /var/lib/mythtv. The deb must be owned by mythtv:gdm with mode 400. It's important that you store the installation deb here with these permissions as the cable technicians have very specific instructions to follow regarding installation. The cable technician will hook up your ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable tuner and install the deb for you. After completing, he will place the device into debug mode. You are welcome to watch over the technician during this process. He will be individually evaluating the signal strength of each channel, and walking through the provisioning process manually. For the first pass technical draft, this process wasn't able to be automated. Expect to see the technician laboring away with a scientific calculator while this is completed. The entire process should take approximately 4.2 hours. After the technician has completed the provisioning procedure, he will reset the device to standard operating mode. Once it's finished starting back up, he will open up mythtv-setup. You'll likely have to provide him your user password during this step to stop mythtv-backend. Make sure that he doesn't launch mythtv-setup as root, as Mythbuntu should have all of the appropriate access rights for each user in the mythtv group. The device now shows up as a standard DVB 3.x device, and he will configure it just as you would configure an HD5000 or Air2PC. Here's a few screenshots of the CableCARD support in action: In the download section below is the installation deb that the technician will require you to download before arriving. Again, it's very important to make sure that you save it in /var/lib/mythtv owned by mythtv:gdm, mode 400. [1] http://ati.amd.com/products/tvwonderdigital/index.html [2] http://mythbuntu.org/downloads Downloads: mythbuntu-cablecard-tech-preview-1.0.deb [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago
I've added a package for easily adding the mythbuntu-testing PPA. Info about it is here http://www.mythbuntu.org/auto-builds
Posted over 7 years ago
There is a new utility for setting up the weekly builds repo. Check it out here http://www.mythbuntu.org/auto-builds
Posted over 7 years ago
Mythbuntu 9.04 Beta has arrived http://www.mythbuntu.org/9.04/beta