[mythtv] Re:Dev environment
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:01:26 -0900
>> When researching these boxes, I saw that you would have to feed the
>> option "pci=bios" to the kernel.
> 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,
Thanks! I'll give that a try, or even compiling the kernel with the
'PCI access' set to BIOS instead of ANY... Though your note is a
little disconcerting Jim, as I tried both 2.4.20 and 2.5.53, but maybe
the fixes there don't reflect the newer SK41G and maybe it sill requires
the kernel option on boot. Either way, thanks!