[mythtv-users] Any MythTV app segmantation faults! HELP!
mgrusin at comcast.net
Mon Dec 19 18:38:55 EST 2005
I had hoped someone else would follow up, as I haven't seen your exact
problem. I can only offer general advice, but I hope it helps. I recently
got Myth running on a fresh Gentoo install (with a 500 card) without major
problems (Gentoo was more trouble than Myth was). If you're having "HUGE"
problems, it might be time to back up a little bit, because (assuming your
hardware is OK; it may not be), it shouldn't be that hard. Most of the
problems I've had were from rushing through installation; when I go back and
read the instructions more carefully, things generally work better.
IMO, the key to success is: getting one thing running at a time, and making
sure it works before moving to the next item. Also, I'd try getting the
bare-bones Myth running before adding any other packages (I love portage,
but I would expect that uninstalling things would leave loose ends causing
more problems). I'd also leave out any startup automation until later; even
if you have to manually start X, mythbackend, and mythfrontend, you'll at
least know it works in the simplest possible case. And your hard drive
errors sound pretty bad; if the drive and interface check out, maybe there's
a misconfiguration in the kernel, fstab, etc. When/if you start over, spend
some extra time on the drive config and test it if possible (this is beyond
my knowledge, maybe someone else can help).
The websites which really helped me out were:
I know this isn't much help, but consider it encouragement. ;) Good
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