[mythtv-users] 2.4 or 2.6 kernel?
craigread at csi.com
Thu Dec 9 00:32:20 UTC 2004
Mike Frisch wrote:
>I am running Gentoo w/MythTV frontend/backend on minimal hardware
>(Celeron 800 or 867 overclocked to 1200) and am curious which kernel
>might provide better performance?
I think it depends on the tuner card and what sort of support it has.
I have a Twinhan VisionPlus and 2.6 kernel is best all the way. I
played with it for months on the 2.4 kernel that came with the previous
release of KnoppMyth. All I could ever receive was ABC and SBS. I then
purchased a Teac STB and discovered that my reception problems weren't
environmental, but something with the Twinhan card. At that point I was
ready to ebay the two Twinhan cards I have.
I threw a spare 40GB drive in the machine a couple of weeks ago,
installed the latest KnoppMyth, upgraded it to 2.6.9 kernel and got a
better picture than my Teac STB on most channels (and received some HD
channels my Teac STB couldn't). But that's DVB and YMMV with whatever
card you're using.
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