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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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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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Solution to an HDMI problem connecting MythTV system to TV via a receiver

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Solution to an HDMI problem connecting MythTV system to TV via a receiver

April 2016: I now advocate a different approach to solving this problem – see my update at https://vaughanharper.com/2016/04/28/solution-to-an-hdmi-problem-v2/ .
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

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