On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:54:34 +0100 Dave Howorth firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And I bought this card because I had read that TBS linux support was good ...
Hmm, I eventually managed to get the card working, by upgrading Leap. It turns out that Leap 42.3 had a version of kernel 4.4 with modified APIs, so it wasn't even able to build a standard linuxtv release. That seems a crazy thing to have done, but fortunately Leap 15.0 has a kernel that can build a standard linuxtv release, and after a bit of faffing around managed to build the drivers for the card. So I've tested that it's working using dvbv5-scan and now I'm ready to try to get mythtv working.
But I have no idea how to start. I've read various things on the web but not found any that seem to apply directly.
I believe there's a database involved and I installed mariadb but I notice that there's no database server running. Is that normal? How does one start a database server these days? Edit: Ah, I found Services Manager in YaST and enabled and started mariadb. (Why is there no help in Services Manager?)
I notice that something has set up a system user 'mythtv' but I don't know exactly how setup is done. Should I su to that user before I start?
If I type mythTAB into a terminal as my normal user, I see:
mythavtest mythfrontend mythshutdown mythbackend mythhdhomerun_config mythtranscode mythccextractor mythjobqueue mythtvsetup mythcommflag mythlcdserver mythtv-setup mythffmpeg mythmediaserver mythutil mythffprobe mythmetadatalookup mythwelcome mythffserver mythpreviewgen mythwikiscripts mythfilerecorder mythreplex mythfilldatabase mythscreenwizard
mythwelcome seemed a possibility, so I started that and got a full-screen display asking about the database. mythtvsetup and mythtv-setup also seem like possibilities but it's not clear which. Is there a readme somewhere?