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by technoboi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Lite: Please have SSH enabled by default
Replies: 21
Views: 7866

Raspbian Lite: Please have SSH enabled by default

I cannot see the logic in having to enable SSH on a headless server. It is such a faff having to connect up a monitor and keyboard to enable SSH every time I start with a new install of Raspbian Lite. It should only be necessary to connect up the ethernet and a power supply. If there is some concern...
by technoboi
Sun May 25, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Samba Shares
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Samba Shares

I don't know how you are doing your shares but this is how I do it. Install 'winbind' and 'cifs-utils'. The latter is instead of smbfs. Go into /root. create a file, can call it .smbcredentials - note the '.' - that hides the file so to see it you'll need to type 'ls -la' (the 'a' is for 'all'). In ...
by technoboi
Fri May 16, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH / SAMBA sleep issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

SSH / SAMBA sleep issues

I'm running a Pi as a server of SSH and SAMBA. I have read various accounts about the Pi going to sleep. Some say their monitor sleeps, for some it's SSH. I'm running a Pi server with no desktop on it. My desktop PC puts nearly all its data onto the Pi server. However, as others have reported, the P...
by technoboi
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

It would be useful to know how you got round some of the problems that people in this forum have eluded to. I'd be very happy to get it working on a Pi without MythFrontend because it would be possible to have the Pi do other jobs as well as a backend. It would save a lot on my electricity bill. I t...
by technoboi
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: MytthTV Backend experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: MytthTV Backend experience

Apparently someone has: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=26022 but I couldn't get it to work - nor, it seems could anyone else if the comments are anything to go by. It is, apparently, possible to run 'TV Headend', on the 'OpenElec' image install, with just a few clicks to get ...
by technoboi
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

Quite right. Some files will not play the video. You need to buy a CODEC from the Raspberry Pi web site for about £2. It becomes tied to a the particular Pi that you are currently using once you have installed it. I can't comment on the 'stutter'. I've tried Xbian & RaspBMC on my big screen and both...
by technoboi
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

There's another alternative - the openElec image. That provides XBMC as does Xbian and RaspBMC. However, installing the tvheadend server is really easy - just a matter of a few clicks in XBMC - it is installed as an add-on. Yes, I'm talking about the server here, not just the client PVR that is norm...
by technoboi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

Try using the RaspBMC image instead. I find it to be better. It is simple to get MythTV working on XBMC. I can't remember the exact procedure but it goes something like this. Go to Setup>Addons Look in the disabled Addons for PVR. In the PVR look for the MythTV Addon. Install it. Then you have to en...
by technoboi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

Reply to by S13_Mills: I too have been trying to compile MythTv from gihub. It seems to have gone OK except no database has been created. I couldn't find how to get the database to install for 0.26 - I couldn't find a schema. So, I tried adding the 0.25 database schema, copied from my existing MythT...
by technoboi
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Reply to hnelsonit Re:Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

Reply to hnelsonit. When you install MythTV there isn't really a choice as to installing just the backend without the frontend. In Ubuntu, for example, it shows them as separate items in the 'Software Centre' but they both get installed whatever you choose. In summary you get both. The first thing t...
by technoboi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66950

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

I have spent many hours unsuccessfully trying to get this to work. I have got the tuner working and it has scanned successfully for channels. I've set up storage directories. The EPG is there. All is ready to go but the frontend won't connect to the master backend even when running the local GUI via...
by technoboi
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Anyone up for a Jam in Leeds?
Replies: 36
Views: 6449

Re: Anyone up for a Jam in Leeds?

If you really want to get this going then the thing to do is for someone to say we will meet in this pub(or otherwise) at this date/time. Give it some publicity and off you go. Leeds Hackspace, as offered above, may be a good place to have an inaugural meeting. Apart from Leeds Hack, WYLUG meets in ...
by technoboi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Machine for the oldies
Replies: 13
Views: 3398

Re: Machine for the oldies

<t>In general, IMHO, the prime reason why so many 'non technical' people have problems is that they use Windows. Windows is difficult to use. Further there is the constant need to be vigilant against malware etc. Updates for Applications come from all over the place, if ever - contrast this with Ubu...
by technoboi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Machine for the oldies
Replies: 13
Views: 3398

Re: Machine for the oldies

<t>Quote from Ned on October 6, 2011, 09:48<br/> <ahem>" older generation or the less tech savvy" </ahem><br/> My thoughts entirely!!<br/> A relation of mine is expert in making videos, editing them and putting them on DVD. He has a pile of gadgets too - He's 83.<br/> I suppose I might have reached ...
by technoboi
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TV-Tuner/Capture
Replies: 27
Views: 14399

Re: TV-Tuner/Capture

<r>I have used both PCI cards (DVB-T & DVB-S/S2) and USB DVB-T tuners with MythTV. I currently use an Acer Revo as my main 'Front End'. I use a PC with an Intel 945 CPU to record programmes. The Rasp -pi may well be able to fulfill both these roles. You certainly don't need a fancy PC for a Myth...

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