[mythtv-users] Accumulation of knowledge for others with the PVR350
ironchefkz at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 30 05:52:16 UTC 2004
I've gone through the FC3 install of mythtv 8 times
now and am closer
than ever. I've delt with and solved many of the
problems that seem
unsolved by accident and just brute determination.
1) MySQL install
As many of you have noticed, the default MySQL
faults right after you install with a 'dead but...
yadda yadda yadda'.
I've yet to get the default install to work. My
solution was to install
FC3 without Mysql, then modify my yum.conf file to add
testing, and bleeding sources to atrpms.net, and
you 'yum install mysql' you'll be offered MySQL 4. Go
ahead and install
Intermediate step I've yet to try, remove the bleeding
this. My yum broke in later steps because of these.
Like many of you I just bought all of my equipment
with the intention of
making my mythtv box a family x-mas gift. As such I
have the new pvr350
with the new tuner. To get this working I needed to
ivtv-0.3.0. Otherwise when I tried 'modprobe ivtv'
I'd get the
infamous 'Cannot allocate memory' error.
These were the two main problems I had. Took me 5
installs, then a
quick move to Mandrake and dealing with that install
process (easier my
foot!) to find my problem.
FYI, I'm still not working. I'm most of the way
there. I can get both
the backend and frontend up and running and the tuner
seems to work. I
still cannot get the TV out via the PVR350 to work, or
can I get the IR
receiver or lird to work. Also durring this process
as I said before, I
broke yum. Apt-get chokes most of the time because of
some messed up
installation of db4.
All in all I recomend using a more proved release to
get this done.
Either FC1 or 2, forget 3 for now if you're a newbie
like me and want
instant gratification. It's nothing to do with
mythtv, some reason yum
and apt both break easily in fc3 making installing
software that more
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