[mythtv-users] best setup in my case

Albert Ulmer jayaeu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 02:02:12 EDT 2004

I see. I never got around to trying Slackware, I was too busy digging
into Debian the past few years, since our company's Internet servers
run it. Super stable, too.

I wonder if you could give me more detail on how you got MythTV to
work on gentoo? The Gentoo forums don't really say much about it other
than to try the latest unstable ebuild. I ended up editing
/etc/portage/package.keywords for each and every package, so I gave up
on that and started looking at KnoppMyth.

I think I'll start looking into Slackware and try MythTV on it.

Thanks for your input!

Best regards,

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 22:49:26 -0400 (EDT), ChuckDock <cjdock at excite.com> wrote:
> 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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