[mythtv-users] best setup in my case

ChuckDock cjdock at excite.com
Mon Sep 27 22:49:26 EDT 2004

I too use Gentoo as much as possible. I have mythtv running on it. It was difficult to set-up. PHP problems, perl modules and XML gave me problems but I got through them., mythweb wouldn't install but other than that it's working great. I have a cheap ati wonder ve card, it's a resource pig but the box is a 2.26 Ghz with a gig of ddr so it handles it fine. I'm recording Monday night football and surfing the net and the processor is running at 24%. I got the tv out from the s video jack working this weekend, it's cool watching mythtv on my tv while using my computer to surf from the monitor.I considered fedora core but it seems unstable, I nevered liked redhat, to flakey and fluffy for me. I run slackware at work as servers, it's super stable. If I couldn't get myth on gentoo then slack was my next choice. I was able to emerge myth 0.16 with gentoo, I just have to unmask it first.
 I tried knoppmyth this weekend. The TV out wouldn't work correctly nor just running mythfrontend, at least for me. I don't know Debian so fixing it is not that easy for me.
Just my 2 cents..

 --- On Mon 09/27, Albert Ulmer < jayaeu at gmail.com > wrote:
From: Albert Ulmer [mailto: jayaeu at gmail.com]
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 18:57:51 +0200
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] best setup in my case

OK, so I gather that MythTV is fully network aware and it doesn't<br>matter, which box has the TV capture card. I've experimented with an<br>old Hauppauge WinTV from 1997, but the quality leaves much to be<br>desired by today's standards, so I'm bidding for both a WinTV Nexus<br>DVB-s (got a satellite dish as well) and a Hauppauge DVB-c card.<br><br>The other question that came up in my mind just now is what foundation<br>MythTV runs best on. Normally, I use Gentoo for everything, but the<br>packages it offers at the moment won't properly compile due to some<br>dependency problems with some XML parsing stuff.<br><br>So I searched around and came across KnoppMyth, which apparently lets<br>me set up a box dedicated to MythTV. Is this a good way to go for all<br>my boxes or should I look at something else? I'm interested to know<br>what you guys are using and what works best in the distributed setup<br>I'm trying to build.<br><br>Best regards,<br>Albert.<br><br><br>On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:42:29 +0100, Rob Willett<br><rob.mythtv at robertwillett.com> wrote:<br>> Quoting Albert Ulmer <jayaeu at gmail.com>:<br>> <br>> > I'm evaluating MythTV for use as my main TV recording and viewing<br>> > software. I've got every room networked with everything terminating in<br>> > a 19" rack in my closet, where I also have cable access.<br>> ><br>> > I'd like to run a few networked frontends without a TV capture card<br>> > which are connect to the backend over the network.<br>> ><br>> > 1. Is this possible at all? Can the frontends get live video streams<br>> > from the backend's TV capture card?<br>> Yes, that's the whole purpose of Mythtv.<br>> <br>> ><br>> > 2. Is there any way to run the backend in "headless" mode, without a<br>> > TV or monitor connected? How can I make changes to the configuration<br>> > of MythTV without myth-setup?<br>> No problem with headless. Keyboard-less may require you to change your bios to<br>> boot without giving an error.<br>> <br>> You can get access to the box through VNC, or X or telnet. choose your
 poison.<br>> <br>> ><br>> > Any help is appreciated!<br>> ><br>> > Best regards,<br>> > Albert.<br>> ><br>> <br>> <br>> -------------------------------------------------<br>> This mail sent through IMP: http://horde.org/imp/<br>><br>_______________________________________________<br>mythtv-users mailing list<br>mythtv-users at mythtv.org<br>http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users<br>

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