MythTV is a great time killer. Not only in terms of fun (watching your recorded movies), but also when it comes to configuration. Here is some stuff that took really long to get going on my systems. Maybe it will save your time….

ACPI wakeup script

The following script tests ACPI wakeup (restart occurs after 3 minutes). Worked for me on a DFI board + Mythbuntu 9.04



now=`date +%s`

nextboot=`echo "$now + 3 * 60" | bc`

echo 0 > $DEV

echo $nextboot > $DEV

# some boards need this twice

#echo $nextboot > $DEV

echo "Current time:         "`date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"`

echo "Next boot: "`cat $DEV`

echo "Going to shut down."


ACPI wakeup for Asus A7v333

I could not make the board wake up with the method described above. While everything looked fine (i.e. /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm shows correct values), the board would still not wake up. Using nvram-wakeup instead works fine:

nvram-wakeup --directisa -I asus_a7v333 -s $nextboot

Channel lists for DVB-T and DVB-C

In order to import them, put them into /home/mythtv. Otherwise, mythtv may not be able to read them!

channels.conf for DVB-T in Essen/NRW