This is the Documentation of my MythTV installation on OpenSuSE.

my MythTVhardware MythTV hardware


Status of my productive system:
mythbackendmasterconfigured & running, autostart@bootgreen
mythfrontendmasterconfigured & running, autostart@bootgreen
mythfrontendslave on MAC miniinstalled & running, crashes from time to timeamber
PVR-350 x2OpenSuSE autodetected2x running with ivtv, some recordings are droppedamber
MythVideo okgreen
MythArchive-tested, okgreen
UpdateUpdate to 0.24.2 pending gray


OpenSuSE 11.4
connect software repository PackMan
Check MySQL installed, true
ivtv installed, true
Sound configured --> yast, true
TV cards configured --> yast, true

installed the nvidia proprietary drivers from nvidia repository:
only the failsave boots :(

re-start xwindows

The latest nvidia driver has a bug with my TV card:
Desktop effects cause a problem, disabling them solves it.

-> TwinView
-> clone Screen & TV

After adding my second TV card, SuSE booted without X-Windows. Disabling the gfx mode in the boot-loader (remove vga=0x318) solved the problem.
Problem unclear, but it works.

mapping of my NAS:
mkdir /videos
(mount -t cifs -o username=user,password=pw //x.x.x.x/Daten/video /videos)
joe /etc/fstab
//x.x.x.x/Daten/video   /videos   cifs username=user,password=pw,_netdev 0 0
mount -a

This solution requires a mount -a after every boot at the moment. I'm not enough of a Linux geek to know the reason yet. Mr Google was no help neither.

I tried activating the Desktop Remote Help:
Anwendungen->System->Verbindung zu Fremdrechnern->Arbeitsfläche freigeben (Krfb)->Menu: Einstellungen->Freigabe der Arbeitsfläche einrichten-> +Uneingeladene Verbindungen akzeptieren, -vor dem Verbinden nachfragen, Passwort

--> random success in sharing display:0 , having a new session worked. Very slow reaction, poor quality.

after reading some forum entries I installed x11vnc trough yast

I was able to connect to display:0 now but it was all black, the faq suggested:
linux:/> x11vnc -chvt 1

Autostart for KDE:

joe ~/.kde4/Autostart/x11vnc
/usr/bin/x11vnc -httpdir /usr/share/vnc/classes -httpport 5902 -display :0 -noxdamage -ultrafilexfer -display :0 -forever -shared -usepw

chmod 755 ~/.kde4/Autostart/x11vnc
--> done.


install mythtv_24 packages (all) from PackMan
start MySQL in yast runlevel editor

Set Sound output to the correct device!



zypper install make
perl -MCPAN -e 'install XML::Twig'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install XML::Writer'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install Date::Manip' --> fails
zypper install perl-DateManip


make test
make install
--> OK


configure fails:
perl -MCPAN -e 'install File::Slurp'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install HTML::TreeBuilder'


ran configure in mythtv-setup
manually added frequencies

manually start backend & frontend
can tune live TV now! But exits to black screen... --> Fixed, wrong sound config caused that error.

The RPM from packman
preconfigures mythbackend in the yast runlevel editor. However some config files are missing and the automatic start fails.
Adding the file /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend with this content solves the problem:
## Path:        /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend        
## Description: Basic configuration for the mythTV backend
## Type:        string
## Default      ""
# default options for the mythTV backend

## Type:        string
## Default      "mythbackend"
# The mythTV backend should run as unprivileged user, if possible

## Type:        string
## Default      "video"
# The mythTV backend should run as unprivileged group, if possible

## Type:        string
## Default      "~$MYTHBACKEND_USERID"
# The mythTV backend should run as unprivileged user, if possible


After setting up the sources:
Press 'M' to update videos view...


ERROR: Failed while running jpeg2yuv - jpeg2yuv -n 375 -v0 -I p -f 25 -j '/home/tmp/mytharchive/work/background-1.jpg' | mpeg2enc -b 5000 -a 2 -v 1 -f 8 -o '/home/tmp/mytharchive/work/temp.m2v'

mjpegttools was installed acc. to yast but a
sudo zypper install

fixed the problem!

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