[mythtv] Whats wrong with myth

Brad Templeton brad+mydev at templetons.com
Sun Mar 20 00:54:32 UTC 2005

On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 03:57:57PM -0500, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
> Well in my case I had zero issues, I built the driver, installed it as
> was ready to go (aside from my setting Myth to /dev/video0 instead of
> /dev/dtv0 at first).  Then again, from day one I've done my homework and
> not tried to force Linux/Myth to adapt to my hardware and instead bought
> hardware I knew would less of a hassle.  Every piece of hardware in my
> Myth machines was chosen after having researched things on the mailing
> lists.

I would be keen to see your hardware list because I thought I did
pretty much the same thing -- picked a common and popular distro (Fedora
Core), the most popular video card (Nvidia fx 5200), a popular motherboard
chipset (NForce2) and other choices among the most tested (only the
pcHDTV-3000 was relatively new at the time) and there were still a large
number of issues.   I was able to solve the issues, but that doesn't
mean there weren't many.   So if you have the hardware set for a zero
issue install, I think many would appreciate a writeup.  The main thing
I could see doing differently might be to go with debian rather than Fedora.

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