[mythtv-users] Advantages of 2.6 kernel
dexwest at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 9 18:06:47 EDT 2004
If you plan to use FC2 I would suggest this howto:
It worked great at least for me and got me up and
running with ivtv, lirc, and video with kernel 2.6.
--- Preston Crow <pc-mythtv04 at crowcastle.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 14:28, Mitko Haralanov wrote:
> > Now with FC2 out I am wondering whether I should
> upgrade and switch to
> > 2.6 kernel. However, before I can make an educated
> decision I would like
> > to know as much as possible since changing would
> mean starting from
> > scratch.
> > First, I would like to find out that are the
> advantages of running a
> > 2.6 kernel in MythTV specifically(since the box
> runs only that)? If I
> > decide to upgrade, what problems would I be likely
> to hit (I am using
> > GeForce4 MX, 3 PVR-250s, CMedia sound chip)?
> The drivers are the issue.
> For the GeForce4, supposedly nVidia will be
> releasing new drivers real
> soon now that solve the overscan problem and work
> with 2.6. You can run
> a patched 4363 driver if you compile the kernel with
> 8k stacks (not the
> FC2 default if I heard correctly).
> For the PVR-250s, you'll need either patched 0.1.9
> drivers or
> 0.1.10-pre2 with patches (the -pre3 should be out in
> the next few
> weeks). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get
> video with the latest
> versions of the driver, but that may be something
> I'm doing wrong.
> I'm not sure about the CMedia sound. In most cases
> sound works fine
> with 2.6, but I'm not familiar with that chip.
> You may also have Lirc issues. I haven't tackled
> that problem yet for
> myself, but my plan is to use the IR receiver with
> my PVR-250.
> So in summary, if your system is all working now,
> you might want to wait
> a month for new driver releases before switching.
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