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    Calling all Linux experts!

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      Calling all Linux experts!

      Hi,

      I'm trying to extract a few recordings off my old Sky+HD box HDD with the XTVFS Reader Linux project. https://sourceforge.net/projects/xtvfs/.

      I've managed to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu on it and it works fine. The problem is I don't have a clue how to get the XTVFS Reader working!

      Are there any Linux experts on this forum who would be kind enough to give me some advice please?






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      Re: Calling all Linux experts!

      Doesn't look like there are any Linux experts on this forum but there must be plenty around considering how popular Linux and Ubuntu in particular have become.
      Go to: Linux User Groups
      to check if there is a Linux User Group in your local area. Most run a mailing list. Some may even have a forum.

      I do dabble a bit so the following info might help.
      From https://sourceforge.net/projects/xtvfs/
      Click on "Browse Code".
      "Download Snapshot" link will download project code as a zip file.
      If presented with option to open in archive manager or download accept first option.
      Click on extract then extract again when folder tree is displayed.
      Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t in Ubuntu) and change directory "cd xtvfs-code-r2-trunk".
      At this point it should just be a case of running "qmake" followed by "make" but I doubt that those
      commands are installed.
      If qmake is not found run:
      sudo apt-get install qt4-qmake libqt4-dev qt4-dev-tools libqt4-dev-bin
      If make is not found run:
      sudo apt-get install make
      If compilation is successful, that is no error messages are displayed, run the programme by typing:
      ./xtvfsreader

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      Re: Calling all Linux experts!

      Thanks very much for the help Seawright, much appreciated.

      I will give those commands a try. I have already downloaded and extracted the files.

      Thanks again. I will let you know how it goes.

      Cheers

     

     

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