[mythtv] Re:Dev environment

Jim Radford mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:13:04 -0800

I sent in a patch that allow my POS SS40G to boot.  For some reason
their setup is so hosed its PCI access method can't be autodetected.
In combination with this the kernel since 2.4.9 had a bug such that it
would bail out with no PCI in this case instead of trying to use the
BIOS as a last resort.  This is fixed in 2.4.20 and in 2.5.5x.  So
using the latest kernels with the alsa drivers I finally got the box
up and running myth.  No crazy BIOS settings.

As far as distros go, if you're using RedHat try running the their
latest kernel (or even the one from rawhide).  As for debian, they are
in the dark ages as far as kernels go, so you'll have to build your

Good luck,

On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:49:19PM -0700, Bernard Johnson wrote:
> When researching these boxes, I saw that you would have to feed the option
> "pci=bios" to the kernel.
> http://islay.dyndns.org/taz/
> ----- Original Message -----
> > If anyone else out there is thinking about a Shuttle SK41G, you may want
> > to wait a bit, I have had nothing but trouble with this little thing.
> > It won't even boot 2.4/2.5 kernels at all...  And I have replaced every
> > bit inside, set every BIOS option to the most reserve....  So I'd either
> > wait for some more support on these little guys, or just do what has
> > been said on the thread, just get a fullsize MB, and put it in a
> > standard 19" wide audio/video case...