[mythtv-users] SUCCESS: I've had EVERY SINGLE problem possible.

Wayne Johnson bigman1 at alltel.net
Wed Mar 26 23:37:14 UTC 2003

Hello Albert,
      From my understanding the VE's do not support btaudio onyl the
stereo non-VE does.
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 4:40:31 PM, you wrote:

> Well,
> I finally did it. It finally started to work.

> Here's my rig:
> Chaintech 6BTM Mobo (440BX)
> P3 - 500MHZ
> 256 Megs PC100 SDRAM
> Two 20-Gig 5400 RPM drives
> Asus GeForce 4 Ti4200
> ATi TV-Wonder VE
> SoundBlaster Audigy (MP3+)

> Running Redhat 8.0 (no updates)...

>     The majority of my MythTV problems were resultant of my soundcard
> initially. At first, I had a SoundBlaster 128 (es1370 aka ens1370) in my
> machine. The es1370 is an older version of it, and despite what anyone else
> tells you, ALSA and OSS DO NOT LIKE this card in full duplex mode. I would
> keep getting hangs when I would select "Watch TV"...
> It would hang with "Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV".

> Anyways, this was my final major stumbling block. I fixed it by sticking the
> Audigy from my main rig into my MythTV box.

> Most of my other problems were compile problems. Holy hell there were a lot
> of things to install. Luckily, many of the dependencies were already
> installed because I had already got Freevo (http://freevo.sf.net) to run.

> I only have two remaining problems:
> - MythTV doesn't like Gnome, and in KDE 3 I get the taskbar at the bottom of
> my video...
> - Lirc works with Freevo, but not with MythTV. Irxevent says it can't find a
> config or something...

> My advice to people who want to install MythTV?
> - Try not to go with Redhat 8... It's not that good. Really.
> - If you're installing Freevo, the MythTV installation docs are extremely
> helpful.
> - ALSA isn't that difficult to install, follow the MythTV docs to victory.
> - If you DO decide to go with Redhat 8, there is a great program called
> "synaptic" that you should install. It goes to the internet to a repository
> of RPMs for RH8 and you can just click and select what you wish to install.
> (Very handy!)
> (type su, then "rpm  -Uvh
> http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/psyche/apt/apt-0.5.5cnc4.1-fr1.i386.r
> pm")
> It'll appear in your system menu somewhere...
> - Many problems that you'll hear about won't exist anymore thanks to the
> graphical setup. It makes everything go smooth. :)

> Anyways, just wanted to share my experiences. I'm REALLY happy that I got
> this to work.... Freevo and MythTV now both run like dreams (well... almost
> MythTV).
> I can get fairly good performance for LiveTV and recording in MythTV on my
> P3-500, so don't be afraid to tweak your settings. :)

> If anyone could clear up those two remaining problems, it would be great.

> Thanks

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Best regards,
 Wayne                            mailto:bigman1 at alltel.net

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