[mythtv-users] [Opinion] FC3 really sucks for mythtv use

Andy Long andymyth at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 22:40:57 UTC 2005

I am not a guru either (in fact, I'm about a green as a user gets),
and I have had zero probelms with FC3.  I think you warning all people
off it because it didn't work for you is a bit premature, especially
given the fact that a sizeable portion of the people on this list use
FC3 and have virtually no problems with it.  Glad you found something
that works for you though.

On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 17:31:59 -0500, William <wmunson at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I wanted to pass along my results with FC3 and it's new udev system. I have
> to warn everyone who is not a linux guru to avoid FC3 at all costs. FC2
> works great and should be used instead.
> After a complete wipe and virgin install of FC3 and following Jarods guide I
> wound up with a pretty much unusable system. The first and biggest problems
> is that my 2nd PVR-250 would never work. Any attempt to read from that
> device (video1)would crash the system. I was completely unable to get that
> to work. The device errors out while loading from a modprobe. The backend
> would crash for no reason and with no error output at least 2 times a day.
> Also other services like dovecot and postfix would not work either. I use
> this machine to fetch and filter my mail too. (spamassassin and clamav)
> After fighting this thing for 3 weeks I blew it all away and did a virgin
> install of FC2 using Jarods older FC2 guide (Thanks for keeping it around
> Jarod). FC2 came right up, everything loads correctly (other than lircd
> which I fixed with an entry in rc.local). The video devices are both present
> and work. The mail services came up with the defaults and have worked
> perfectly since. The backend has been running flawlessly for 10 days now.
> I am not a guru but neither am I a novice so unless you like frustration,
> stick with FC2 and request that the repository owners (hey atrpms, are you
> listening?) continue to maintain that release. If you use Jarods guide you
> will definately want to install synaptic to find the latest kernel and
> modules available.
> Of course your milage may vary but looking at how many people have problems
> with fc3 I would say my results are pretty typical.
> Good luck and safe computing,
> Bill
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