MythTV not finding database

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Tue Dec 2 22:51:16 UTC 2008

Ray Parrish wrote:
> Hello,
> I read the brief description of MythTV in Synaptic today, and installed 
> it on Ubuntu Hardy. When I start it, it gives me a configuration screen 
> which asks for several setting to do with localhost and a database name? 
> What's up with that? I thought this was just a program to watch online 
> TV with. What's the database for?
> Do I now have to install a database application to use it?
> Later, Ray Parrish
MythTV can be used to watch internet feeds but it is also a bundle of 
applications that allow you to watch Cable/Satellite/Antenna TV on your 
computer. To do all of this you need a TV-Tuner card on your computer. 
The database has to do with your TV listings. There is a company out 
there who, for ~$20 a year, will let you download a TV schedule. That 
schedule is installed in the database and you can schedule recordings. 
Kind of like TiVo. If you have more questions you might check out the 
www.mythbuntu.[com?org] or ask more questions here.


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