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    [SOLVED] Re: mythbackend runs but not listening?

    Thank you! That was the problem. Apparently nowadays there's no longer a "skip-networking" in /etc/mysql/my.cnf - so I just added my host's IP address after the bind-address for localhost:

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    [SOLVED] mythbackend runs but not listening?

    I've got a strange one. After some updates, I'm in a state where it looks like mythbackend runs, but it isn't listening on 6543. Because of this, I get a black screen when my frontend starts up. (I'm...
  3. Re: Can't skip ahead / jump ahead after transcoding?

    It's been a while, but I finally got around to testing this. Here's a progress report of sorts.

    Doing a transcode with --buildindex didn't seem to work for me. I was able to run mythtranscode on...
  4. Can't skip ahead / jump ahead after transcoding?

    I recently decided to try transcoding some of the shows I'm recording to save on disk space. It looks like the transcode works fine, but I'm running into a strange problem with the shows that have...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: software installation when root has different user name

    Sometimes root got renamed on Internet-facing Unix boxes to reduce the probability of a successful attack. (This used to be done more than it is now - nowadays you just reject root logins that come...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: software installation when root has different user name

    I've never done it before, but you might want to look into the runaspw and runas_default options for /etc/sudoers.

    You might also be able to just su rather than sudo.
  7. Re: polkit / Dbus, I'm confused. Which is correct for granting root access?

    You haven't said what your app is written in. If it's C/C++, then setuid/seteuid (or setgid/setegid) is what you should be using:
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    Re: Problem with -classpath option in java

    Your classpath will need to include both the jar file and the directory that contains MyProgram (assuming it's in the default package). For example:

    java -cp foo.jar:. MyProgram

    More info than...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Anybody want to take a guess at why I can resolve DNS names but cannot ping them?

    The only thing I can think might be a possibility is that your /etc/resolv.conf doesn't have the right nameserver line? If that's the case, not sure how dig is finding it though...
  10. Re: Frequent frontend lockups on 0.25 / 10.04 LTS

    No crashes in two weeks with MythWeather removed.
  11. Re: Frequent frontend lockups on 0.25 / 10.04 LTS

    Disabling the NWS alerts helped somewhat, but I still get crashes in weatherSource.cpp. So now I'm removing all of MythWeather (shame) to see if that helps.
  12. Re: Frequent frontend lockups since upgrade to Precise/0.25

    I've run into similar symptoms with 0.25 on 10.04 LTS. The thread for that is
  13. Frequent frontend lockups on 0.25 / 10.04 LTS

    I see someone else has a thread ( on frequent frontend lockups on 0.25 with Precise. But I'm using 10.04 LTS and see something similar: at random...
  14. Thread: MythTV Help!

    by andrewc6l

    [ubuntu] Re: MythTV Help!

    Here's the official MythTV page for backup/restore:

    You can download and from there. (Follow...
  15. Re: program compiled with cygwin (C) doesn't run in background

    Cygwin lets you build MS Windows apps - here's a link explaining how:

    It might be easier just to create a shortcut to your app. Then...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Help with Uninstalling a Program with Terminal

    Use Synaptic Package Manager to install aptitude and you should get what you need.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: corrupt .odt open office document recovery?

    An .odt file is just a .zip file with a different name. You might be able to find a zip utility that will fix it (although zip -FF probably won't work) - if you can, you could extract the...
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    Re: Post your favorite bash aliases!

    alias 'cd..'='cd ..'
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    [ubuntu] Re: equivalent of nice command for RAM usage

    It looks as if this is a bug:
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    [ubuntu] Re: equivalent of nice command for RAM usage

    You can set the maximum amount of RAM a program uses with the ulimit shell built-in command.

    I'm not sure if Ubuntu honors ulimit -m, but you might want to try:

    ulimit -m 256

    to give the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LIRC problems ...again.

    Not sure if this is the same problem. If LIRC dies after rebooting but can be restarted with the init script, try something like this:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem using LCD TV as a monitor

    If it's a Samsung LCD TV, this is a pretty common problem. You will probably need to add a modeline to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Try searching the web with "your model number" and modeline -...
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    Re: Weird .class error?

    The official syntax would be:

    java packagename.Classname

    (note the . instead of /). Make sure you're in the parent of packagename, and your class has the package packagename.
  24. [ubuntu] Re: CIFS user credentials on a qNap 209II NAS-disk

    Here's a link that might help:

    Essentially, you'll need to change the default uid / gid on the NAS, not something you can do in Ubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: any way to mount .dmg *image* read/write??

    You can avoid permssion problems with:

    sudo sh

    This will give you a root shell, which has permissions to do pretty much everything (including breaking your Ubuntu install, if you tell it to -...
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