HOWTO Install MythTV on Fedora Core 6

_This is a work-in-progress and is nowhere near complete._



  • compatibility
  • minimum requirements

Zap2It registration

Install the base system

Install proper

  • boot DVD
  • how to avoid wrong kernel install?
  • walk though prompts
  • partitioning?
  • package selection?

First boot configuration

  • walk though prompts
  • root password
  • myth user (not mythtv, that will be used by backend)


  • yum -y install yum-fastestmirror
  • yum -y update

Install third-party packages

NVidia drivers (from Livna)

  • rpm -ivh
  • select based on age of video card
    • before NV30: yum -y install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
    • NV30 and later: yum -y install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

MythTV (from ATrpms)

Configure MySQL

Configuration file tuning

Set password

Start service

  • service mysqld start
  • chkconfig mysqld on

MythTV thing

Configure MythTV

  • Run mythtvsetup to start the interactive configuration utility.
  • note keyboard and mouse behavior for UI navigation



Something else

And some other thing

One last thing

MythTV post-config prep

Start the MythTV back end

  • service mythbackend start
  • chkconfig mythbackend on

Fill the database

  • mythfilldatabase

Starting MythTV

Run mythfrontend
Topic revision: r1 - 2007-04-02 - BenScott

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