Referring to your #7 post, I ran mythtv-setup from the shell. I get a screen to choose English US, next page Configuration 1/2. First entry says "MythTV could not connect to the database. Please verify your database settings below." At this point I do not know what to do.
I Googled "mythtv-setup". http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythtv-setup
It suggest that running "mythtv-setup", a gui menu should appear offering the following options: General, Capture Cards, Video sources, Input connections, Channel Editor, Storage Directories, and System Events.
I do not get this at all. The first screen opens with Country on the left "United States" and Language on the right "English (United States). I click 'save'. The next screen has a small box in the center of the screen that says No/UPnP/OK. I click on that box and the next screen says: Screen title, "Database Configuration 1/2"
First entry says, " MythTV could not connect to the database. Please verify your database settings below. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Next title says, "Database Server Settings"
x Ping test server? Port: 'empty'
Database name: mythconverg
I click on next and get title, "Database Configuration 2/2
x Use custom identifier for frontend preferences (not required, so I do not check it. The x is to show there is a checkbox.)
x Enable database server wakeup (again not required, so I do not check it.)
The final entry is "Finish" in the lower right corner of the screen. I click on "Finish" and the screen returns to the previous page.
If I have made any changes on page 1/2, they return to the default entries I showed above.
The only way I can get the screen that is described in the mythtv tutorial is to open it using sudo.
When it opens, the "Backend Setup" shows my IP address: 192.168.0.111, Port as 6543, Status Port as 6544, Security PIN as 0000, then the title Master Backend and my IP address and port.
When I close "sudo mythtv-setup", a window appears that says, "Would you like to start the mythtv backend? I click No and a window appears that says, "Would you like to run mythfilldatabase, what I describe when I open NOT in sudo or what I get when I open in sudo?
What should I get for a screen when I run 'mythtv-setup' from the command line?