[mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer

antec antec30 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 19 16:28:06 EDT 2005

I apologise for my hot-headedness.

I gave KnoppMyth a go first off and my bt878 got blacklisted. There was 
nothing configurable on this DELL bios so I scrapped that.

Theres nothing fancy about the pixelview bt878 that Im using, just a 
genreic. I got that to work correctly under fc3. No problems with the nvidia 
driver as the module loaded ok after the installer complied the kernel 
module. The nvidia splash screen came up on startx and all was fine.

I have been working at this for weeks and Im no stranger to linux. I just 
avoided the hassles with compiling my own version because of all the 
variables. If need be, I can complie everything from source, but I dont 
think that would really help. Do you?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Barnhart" <joebarnhart at yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer

> --- antec <antec30 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am atill getting prebuffer pause even though I have done everything
>> recommended in the documentation pages:
>> * bought and installed a geforce card
>> * got xwindows working with nvidia
>> * upgraded machine to a P3-1Ghz. (not a celeron!)
>> * checked and reconfigured all of the TV settings under mythtv.
>> Mythtv on my system was build using fc3 and atrpms. So I compiled
>> nothing.
>> Am I missing something crucial here, or is this just a case of sloppy
>> code. This project has cost me time and money to get a result that is
>> no better than "myth-shyte". After all, why would I now go and buy a
>> p4-3.3 to watch tv, when I can just plug in my P1 and do the same
>> thing (without buffering naturally).
>> Unless Im blind in both eyes and delusional, I think the next step is
>> to return to freevo aka bugvo and give mythtv the myth-skip.>
> _______________________________________________
> I see a big misconception here.  No one on this list considers you a
> "customer".  No one is trying to "sell" you on MythTv vs. Freevo or any
> other PVR distro.
> If you WANT MythTv to work, you have take a little responsibility for
> learning enough to make that happen.  You did not say what card you are
> using to acquire the TV program.  Are you using a PVR-type card that
> does the MPEG encoding in hardware?  Or are you using a software-based
> card that puts the load on your processor?  Did you get the accelerated
> nvidia driver properly installed and configured?  Are there any other
> reports of success or failure with your processor?
> If you expect more of a "works out-of-the-box" experience, take a look
> at KnoppMyth.  It is a distro aimed at making the setup of a Myth box
> as easy as possible.  See http://mysettopbox.tv.
> But when you use the forum there, do not, I repeat, DO NOT come across
> like your message here.  I can understand total frustration, having
> experienced some myself.  But the attitude you express is not conducive
> to getting the help you need.
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