[mythtv-users] Upgrading question for the general populace

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Fri May 28 15:54:57 EDT 2004

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On Friday 28 May 2004 12:31, David wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
> >On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 09:38:39AM +0100, David wrote:
> >>Josh Burks wrote:
> >>>If I have to reinstall, I wanted to go Gentoo 2004.1, but ivtv and
> >>>kernel 2.6.? don't play nice enough for me to try it (my wife is a
> >>>mythtv-addict too!)
> >>
> >>From what I read ivtv and 2.6 is more stable than 2.4 - and that's been
> >>my experience too.
> >>(oh, mine too.)
> >>
> >>David
> >
> >I thought ivtv wasn't ready for 2.6.  What ivtv and kernel are you using
> >and are there any necessary patches?
> >
> >Steve
> Well, it was a while ago...
> see here:
>   http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/57531
> Been using it ever since :)
> The only problem I have is occasionally a recording will get
> yellow/orange stripes.
> Posted to the ivtv-dev list to see if anyone there knows about it. (just
> checked, yup - seems rare but real)
> (Oh, and someone has that on a 2.4 kernel so no worries there then)

It depends on which 2.6 you're talking about. The kernel.org 2.6.6 kernel and 
Red Hat's 2.6.5 kernel in Fedora Core 2 use the new 4kstacks feature, which 
will NOT be an option you can turn off in the future, and both the current 
ivtv and nvidia drivers have issues working with 4kstacks.

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