[mythtv] RedHat 8.0 and hardware questions.

Richard Trice mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 11:29:02 -0600

Current config.

Asus mb w/ 700mhz Athlon
256mb ram
13 gb / partition
2 west. dig 80gb drives, software raided (hdparam -t /dev/md0 gives
60MB/s writes)
ATI tv wonder ve tuner
Nvidia gefore 4 mx 64mb
SB live!

Downloaded and installed version 0.7.  xawtv works fine (except the
colors are a little washed out and the channels are off by 1).  I think
read a post about insmoding tuner type to 2.   I will try that.

My main question is, every time I try to watch live tv, it would crash
on me and tell me I didn't have Xv support  nor the OSDdefault theme.
I checked the themes dir and indeed it only had blue.   So is it because

my processor isn't fast enough to encode/decode (as per the docs?) or
am I missing something else?

Also today, I was planning on running down and grabbing a new
combo, and I wanted suggestions.  Got about $300 to spend.  I would like

this machine to be as quiet as possible.

Richard Trice
Systems Analyst
Alabama Research and Education Network
(256) 971-7431