[mythtv-users] Myth without a tuner card

Blues Guy bluesguy_1 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 17 19:28:36 EST 2004

--- Jon Hoyt <samika at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to use myth just for the modules,
> without even having a 
> tv tuner installed?  I thought I could just use the
> frontend alone, but 
> I haven't been able to get it to start.  I have
> MySQL working on 
> another machine on the network so I set up the
> initial database using 
> the mc.sql script and pointed the
> /root/.mythtv/mysql.txt file at that 
> machine.  Is there something else I need to do, or
> is this not possible?

I did my initial proof-of-concept myth setup (as a
learning experience) in VMware, so it's definitely
possible.  I even almost got DVD's to play, but the
VMware X driver is pretty lame... But everything other
than watching TV does work.

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