Latest MythTV challenge – ‘fuzzy’ display

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Latest MythTV challenge – ‘fuzzy’ display

This is my latest MythTV challenge – which I’m still struggling with. When I connect my Ubuntu 16.04 MythTV system to a TV via a Marantz receiver, intermittently it looks like this:

 
If anyone has any ideas as to what might be causing

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“Gave up waiting for root device” error on Ubuntu 14.04 system

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“Gave up waiting for root device” error on Ubuntu 14.04 system

My Mythbuntu system recently failed to boot up, and instead displayed this error message:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
– Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)

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MythTV – MythWeb program: “!!NoTrans: SQL Error…”

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MythTV – MythWeb program: “!!NoTrans: SQL Error…”

I recently installed MythTV using the Mythbuntu 16.04 distribution. All went well until I tried to use MythWeb, where the web browser displayed this error:
datetime: 2016-07-18 21:20:19 (BST)
errornum: 256
error type:

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How to avoid a “System failed to install the fix pack” error message with ISAM – part 2

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How to avoid a “System failed to install the fix pack” error message with ISAM – part 2

In my first posting in October 2015 I wrote about how when setting up IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) you need to use Manage System Settings -> Updates and Licensing: Available Updates to install .pkg files, and you need to use Manage System Settings -> Updates and Licensing: Fix

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ISAM error – SRVE0190E: File not found: /core/login

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ISAM error – SRVE0190E: File not found: /core/login

Occasionally I have a problem where the IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) appliance gets into a funny state, so that when I point a browser at the Local Management Interface (LMI – the appliance web GUI) I get this error message:
Error 404: javax.servlet.ServletException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: SRVE0190E: File not

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ISAM – “HPDPZ0043E An access function failed for configuration file” error when editing the Reverse Proxy (WebSEAL) configuration file

ISAM

ISAM – “HPDPZ0043E An access function failed for configuration file” error when editing the Reverse Proxy (WebSEAL) configuration file

On my ISAM 9.0.0.1 system I recently had a problem trying to edit the IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) Reverse Proxy (WebSEAL) configuration file – after clicking ‘Save’ I got the following error message:
System Error
2016-05-19-03:47:36.718+01:00I—– 0x35E5102B WebSEAL-Mgmt-API FATAL pdz general ZProperties.cpp 687 0x7fd04f445820
HPDPZ0043E

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Solution to an HDMI problem connecting MythTV system to TV via a receiver (version 2)

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Solution to an HDMI problem connecting MythTV system to TV via a receiver (version 2)

(This is an update to my posting from January 31, 2016.)
I recently got a Marantz AV receiver, but I had an annoying problem connecting my MythTV system to the television through it: things are fine if, when I boot up the MythTV system, the TV is

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Ubuntu/Mythbuntu 14.04 – how to stop the screen from blanking after a period of inactivity

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Ubuntu/Mythbuntu 14.04 – how to stop the screen from blanking after a period of inactivity

I wanted to stop the screen on my Mythbuntu MythTV system from being blanked after a period of inactivity. (This is to improve the usability of the system –  otherwise when someone is faced with a blank TV screen it’s difficult enough trying to figure

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How to limit the number of request log files generated by the ISAM reverse proxy…

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How to limit the number of request log files generated by the ISAM reverse proxy…

By default the IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) reverse proxy (or ‘WebSEAL’) writes request data to the file ‘request.log’: when the file size reaches 2 MB a fresh file is created, and there is no limit to the number of request log files that are

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Superb iPhone repair shop in London – iCorrect…

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Superb iPhone repair shop in London – iCorrect…

I’m really impressed with the iCorrect Mobile Phone Repair Shop in London (near Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road). Recently they fitted a new battery to my iPhone 5, at a cost of £35 (including a two year warranty). And a while ago I had a problem when

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