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

Ken Mink kmmyth at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 18:55:31 UTC 2005

I'm going to have to agree here. I'm a long time Linux user. It's been
my main desktop since '95. And that was my problem. I thought I could
just skim through the instructions and go because I knew what I was
doing. WRONG. Two installation failures and I tucked my ego in my back
packet. I then took it slow and read and followed the FC3 instructions
very carefully. I now have a FC3 MythTV box that runs great.

Currently MythTV is a tough install. The instructions are good, but
you have to read them and follow them.


On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 09:09:12 -0800, M. Barnabas Luntzel <mark at luntzel.com> wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2005, at 8:36 AM, Darryl Wisneski - ski wrote:
> > If you don't follow the instructions meticulously there are bound to
> > be "anomolies," (to put it scientifically) regardless of distro, in
> > your system.  I wonder if you tried again from scratch with the same
> > distro, if you would have gotten it to work?  I think there is a high
> > probability of success.
> right. I found that any problems that came up during the whole
> installation were due to me not following the directions explicitly.
> take the time to read each part through and don't skip ANYTHING, there
> is a reason its in the instructions!
> as far as different distributions and different hardware, that problem
> isn't going to go away anytime soon. too many different hardware
> configurations and cosmic rays and gremlins. You cant get FC3 to work?
> I cant get FC2 to work, etc etc. Even if we all had the exact same
> hardware and the exact same OS, I imagine there'd still be installation
> anomalies (however probably less so...see Mac os X and Solaris). But
> that aint the world we live in...
> I have absolutely everything running on my FC3 myth box. web, email,
> tv, web dev (tomcat / apache / mysql). I'd even run a quake server on
> it if it was just a bit more beefy. Granted I have a little more
> experience than the average user, but I don't feel like I needed to
> rely on this in order to get the whole system running using the
> wilsonet instructions. Just follow them, success can be yours.
> as an aside I just sold my tivo. good riddance. and I've got about a
> dozen people wanting me to help them build a myth box at some point,
> after I've showed them what it can do and how great it is.
> anyway keep plugging away at it, take your time and have fun!
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