I've been making repeated attempts, all so far unsuccessful, to set up Mythbuntu 10.10.
I've installed it on a 4GB usb thumb drive and have this connected to my main (workstation) PC. Installed on that machine's hard drive is (apart from WinXP) Mepis Linux - so there's a swap partition already there. I intended this to be the backend.
I'm using the CD as a live frontend running on my HTPC in my TV room. So this is a "live session", which the Wiki doesn't directly refer to. Instead, clicking on the Mythbuntu icon on the frontend's desktop brings up a box called "Mythbuntu live session configuration" which demands a "4-digit security key set" - which I'm supposed to get from the backend MythTV setup.
Although clicking on Applications -> System -> MythTV Backend Setup on the backend's menu is supposed to bring up the backend setup screen, it doesn't. Instead it brings up what I take to be the frontend setup screen ("select language", 2 pages of "database configuration" in which the only reference is to frontend...).
In MCC > System Roles I have Backend Role/Primary backend, and Frontend Role/Desktop frontend, checked. If that doesn't conform to my physical setup as described, what does?
Can anyone please suggest what I might do? Right now, I might just as well not have bothered, and saved myself a lot of grief.