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Installing mythtv on ubuntu

Asked by IKON on 2007-05-25

i resently instanlled ubuntu 7.04-64bit on my AMD system and now im trying to install mythtv. i was using the installation guade from this web site http://www.quietglow.com/docs/ubuntumythtv.html and im stuck at the

"Untar your ivtv stuff:"
          "sudo tar ivtv-0.4.0.tar.gz"

the response the i get when enter the command "sudo tar ivtv-0.4.0.tar.gz" is

ubuntu@ubuntu-desktop:/usr/src$ sudo tar ivtv-0.4.0.tar.gz
tar: Old option `g' requires an argument.
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.

what should i do?

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Cesare Tirabassi
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2007-05-26
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2007-05-26
Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #1

Usually, to untar a tarball you would add these options:

z to unzip
x to etract
v to be verbose
f to specify the file

so it would be a command like:

tar zxvf ivtv-0.4.0.tar.gz

Best Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #2

Sorry for the misspelling, etract is extract.
I just noticed that the guide you are following is perhaps quite outdated. You may want to follow the ubuntu guide instead:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV

Thomas Templin (coastgnu) said : #3

On Sat, 26. May 2007 00:55:55 Cesare Tirabassi wrote:
> Question #7184 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/7184
>
> Cesare Tirabassi proposed the following answer:
> Sorry for the misspelling, etract is extract.
> I just noticed that the guide you are following is perhaps quite outdated.
> You may want to follow the ubuntu guide instead:
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV

You may notice that an installation of ivtv is not mentioned anymore.
The kernel in ubuntu 7.04 Feisty comes along with a ivtv kernel module.
The only thing you *may* have to configure for ivtv is a line in /etc/modules
which tells ivtv to use either ntsc or pal/secam.

But first give it a try if mythtv works without this.
I have one system here which needs this line in /etc/modules and another one
which don't. No idea why this is so, but both are working as a charm.

Edit /etc/modules via:
 sudo gedit /etc/modules
and add the follwing line(s):
 #iivtv # tuner not set
 ivtv tuner=56 # TUNER_PHILIPS_FQ1216AME_MK4 Hauppauge PVR-150 PAL
 #ivtv tuner=55 # TUNER_TCL_2002MB Hauppauge PVR-150 NTSC

For an ntsc tuner remove the # in front of 'ivtv tuner=55' and put a # in
front of 'ivtv tuner=56'.

regards,
thomas

IKON (bio-tech-support) said : #4

Thanks Cesare Tirabassi, that solved my question.