Opened 5 years ago

Closed 8 months ago

#12794 closed Bug Report - General (Unverified)

Installation using Ubuntu 16.04 Software Centre fails

Reported by: kevinl@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: Unspecified
Severity: high Keywords: software centre, installation
Cc: Ticket locked: no


MythTV worked perfectly until I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 with XFCE and upgraded my MythTV to the latest stable release. It then was unstable and lacked the ability to select view the program guide before watching TV when you select Watch TV. When you fast forwarded a recording, MythTV would frequently crash. If left unattended for any period of time, the screen saver would activate, despite the fact xscreensaver was set to disabled, and then it would not respond to touching the keyboard. The only way to escaped was to hold down the power button until the machine turned off. (It was possible to enter another terminal window but it was not possible to start XFCE.

I therefore decided to do a completely clean install and installed the MythTV backend. Previously, in the Ubuntu Software Centre it was possible to install the combined front and back end in one installation. Now it is split so I installed the backend first.

When you run the backend for the first time, it provides a gaily coloured screen to allow users to select their country. It then moves on to various configuration pages. When you reach the end of these and select Finish, it takes you back to the gaily coloured page asking you to select your country. Pressing cancel to exit does not work. You are trapped in a loop. The only way to exit is to hold down the on/off button of the computer and wait until it shuts down.

The same problem occurs with the front end.

MythTV is unusable as packaged by Ubuntu.

Not sure if the problem rests with Ubuntu but felt I should report it to you. Trying to report anything to Ubuntu is very difficult.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by Stuart Auchterlonie

Resolution: Unverified
Status: newclosed

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