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    Default Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    I am really enjoying Suse 13.1 and am looking for a work around to use my HD Homerun tuner
    through the computer. I have read and searched the internet but have not been able to get it
    to work.

    So are there any programs that will support my tuner and if so is there a guide I can make it work?

    Thanks Greg

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    Calling all Mythtv guru's???????

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by greg1292 View Post
    I am really enjoying Suse 13.1 and am looking for a work around to use my HD Homerun tuner
    through the computer. I have read and searched the internet but have not been able to get it
    to work.

    So are there any programs that will support my tuner and if so is there a guide I can make it work?

    Thanks Greg
    What sources did you consult and what problems did you encounter when attempting to get it to work?

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    has tvtime been tried

    on the update to 13.1 the tv tuner interface was lost via vlc
    but tvtime setup remained intact

    hth

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_K View Post
    What sources did you consult and what problems did you encounter when attempting to get it to work?
    Searched Mythtv,Suse,Wiki forums read and tried numerous actions but cannot get the backend to work or be recognized.
    Alway's gets stuck. Mythtv say's it is a distro issue. Ubuntu 12:10 with MythTv works fine on my system.

    Maybe it is not that important and by all means I am a rookie when it comes to linux but the Suse guide for rookies has not been updated in years for
    Mythtv. I am not in the habit of posting and prefer to figure out by reading but in this case there is limited documentation

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    has tvtime been tried

    on the update to 13.1 the tv tuner interface was lost via vlc
    but tvtime setup remained intact

    hth
    So if this is the case should I revert back to 12.1? Really like MythTv and have 3 identical boxes in the
    house. And HDhomerun works without issues or work arounds.

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    I've had the Packman repository's MythTV 0.27 front & back ends running fine on my openSUSE 13.1 / MariaDB 5.5.33 box for the last few days, but it required the same obscure & undocumented tricks that I needed to get 0.26 running on openSUSE 12.3 for the last year.

    After installing all the needed MariaDB and MythTV packages, enable and start MariaDB via the YaST Services Manager (it'll be called mysql there).

    Assign it a root password in a terminal window:

    Code:
    mysqladmin -u root password <yourpasswordhere>
    and then execute:

    Code:
    mysql -u root -p </usr/share/doc/packages/mythtv-0_27-docs/database/mc.sql
    to create the bare mythconverg database with appropriate properties.

    You may need to execute some SQL commands such as:

    Code:
    grant all on mythconverg.* to mythtv@"192.168.1.%" identified by "mythtv";
    flush privileges;
    to allow multi-user access from your local IP subnet (change values as needed).

    I got error messages from mythtv-setup until I tried the following that was needed with 0.26 and MariaDB:

    Code:
    1) Install package mariadb-tools to get mysql_tzinfo_to_sql executable
    2) mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root -p mysql
    3) restart mysql afterward
    Assuming you then get all the way through a successful mythtv-setup, continue with the standard:

    Code:
    mythfilldatabase --dd-grab-all
    The last trick to make the MythTV backend startable is:

    Code:
    sudo touch /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend
    Enable and start mythbackend in the YaST Services Manager, and you should be good to go. For whatever reason I got nasty audio static when watching TV in the front end until I switched the audio method from Pulse to one of the Alsa methods. Now it plays fine, although there seems to be some weird issue if I try to play flash videos in a browser while the TV's going.

    Good luck, HTH!

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    BlueDev:

    Awesome news I just did a fresh install and upate and will work on this over the next couple days.

    Thanks again. I am sure i will have question.

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    Any luck? I forgot to mention I also have an HDHomeRun Prime, so probably similar setup to yours. Keep in mind you'll need to create a custom firewall rule to allow UDP traffic from your tuner; otherwise mythtv-setup won't be able to auto-detect it as a capture device.

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    Default Re: Mythtv/HD homerun tuner?? Suse 13.1

    QUOTE=BlueDev;2609450]Any luck? I forgot to mention I also have an HDHomeRun Prime, so probably similar setup to yours. Keep in mind you'll need to create a custom firewall rule to allow UDP traffic from your tuner; otherwise mythtv-setup won't be able to auto-detect it as a capture device.[/QUOTE]
    Could not get to work past the first stage. Not savy enough to figure out. 12.04lts may not be cutting edge but at
    everything works and my chromecast.
    I prefer Suse 13.1 but don't have the time to figure it all out. So I am dual booting 12.04lts/suse 13.1 and will try
    and figure out after the holiday's. Tried 10 differnt distros and these are the 2 I keep comimg back to for support
    with my ATI XT-7870.

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